Paul Harrison

George Edwin Burnell Professor of Religious Studies
Co-Director of the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies
Chair of the Department of Religious Studies
Paul Harrison


Fields of Interest

Buddhist literature and history, especially that of the Mahayana, and the study of Buddhist manuscripts in Sanskrit, Chinese and Tibetan. Currently working on editions and translations of a number of Mahayana and Mainstream Buddhist sutras, including the Vajracchedika (Diamond Sutra), as well as a general study of issues of authority, textual transmission and innovation in Mahayana Buddhism.