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Ven. Phra Kiattisak Kittipanyo Ponampon (釋智譽)

Ven. Phra Kiattisak Kittipanyo Ponampon, (釋智譽)

MPhil Student in Chinese Studies


BA in Religious Studies, Hsuan Chuang University, Taiwan. Thesis: Buddhist Stupa
MA in Religious Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand. Thesis: Mission, Meditation and Miracles: An Shigao in Chinese Tradition
MA in Buddhist Studies, SOAS, UK. Dissertation: Meditative Techniques and Visionary Experiences in Early Medieval Chinese Buddhist Texts

Subject groups/Research projects

Chinese Studies:

Research Interests

Dunhuang Studies, Silk Road Studies, Chinese Buddhism, Early Medieval Chinese Buddhist Meditative Techniques, Taoist Meditation, Early Buddhist Manuscripts, Buddhist Art

Other Professional Activities

Summer Schools: Fudan University, Hangzhou Buddhist College, DILA, University of Leiden

Workshops: SOAS, Yale University


  • Yi xin guan qi: Visionary Meditation in Early Chinese Buddhist Texts during the 5th Century”,  The XVIIIth IABS conference, (Toronto, Canada August 2017)
  • “Guarding mindfulness at the centre of the body: Early Chinese Buddhist meditation techniques during the Later Han and Later Chin Periods”, The International Seminar on Archaeological Perspectives on History of Buddhism & Recent Research on Borān Meditation Traditions, (AIT, Patum Thani, Thailand, 20 April 2014.)
  • “Graphs of An Shigao’s Extant Texts regarding meditation”,  The International Conference on Meditation and Zen, (Hong Kong, 15-18 June 2013.)
  • “An Shigao and Early Chinese Buddhist Meditation”, The NZASR/AABS Conference, (Queenstown, New Zealand, 7-9 December 2011.)


Key Publications

  • “Graphs of An Shigao’s Extant Texts regarding meditation” 亚洲禅学研讨会论文集(香港) 中国文化研究院, 2013
  • “An Shigao and Early Chinese Meditation techniques” DIRI Journal V.1, August, Bangkok,                 2012