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Catherine Hardie is an assistant professor in the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University. She is a social anthropologist with a regional specialisation in China and Tibet. Her research lies at the intersection of the contemporary Tibetan and Chinese cultural worlds with a focus on Han Chinese involvement in Tibetan Buddhism. She completed a doctoral degree in anthropology at the University of Oxford in 2019 with the thesis titled “Tibetan Buddhist Spiritual Capital in Contemporary China.” Her research utilises traditional and digital ethnography as well as textual methods. She is currently working on her first book project as well as completing a GRF-funded research project looking at the digital dissemination of Tibetan Buddhism in China. 

Research Interests

Catherine’s research to date has centred on contemporary Sino-Tibetan Buddhist interactions in China, with a particular focus on Tibetan Buddhist institution-building and its impact on identity, practice and community among Chinese and Tibetan practitioners. 

Related areas of interests include: 

  • Minority-majority relations and Sino-Tibetan intercultural processes in China 
  • Cultural translation and representation in the context of new religious encounter
  • Religious commoning and non-market-based socialities
  • Ethnicity and nationalism 
  • Sacred landscapes and place-making
  • Digital religiosities in China and beyond
  • Buddhism and the Anthropocene 



Education/Academic qualification

PhD, "Tibetan Buddhist Spiritual Capital in Contemporary China.", University of Oxford

1 Oct 201215 Aug 2019

Award Date: 15 Aug 2019

MPhil, University of Oxford

1 Oct 201215 Aug 2019

Award Date: 31 Aug 2012

Master, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

15 Aug 200825 May 2010

Award Date: 25 May 2010

Bachelor, Arts/Law, Diploma of Modern Languages , The University of Melbourne

3 Mar 199715 Dec 2004


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