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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.
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
PhD, University of Oxford
1 Oct 2012 → 15 Aug 2019
Award Date: 15 Aug 2019
MPhil, University of Oxford
1 Oct 2012 → 15 Aug 2019
Award Date: 31 Aug 2012
Master, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
15 Aug 2008 → 25 May 2010
Award Date: 25 May 2010
Bachelor, The University of Melbourne
3 Mar 1997 → 15 Dec 2004
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[Book Review] Tibetan Buddhism among Han Chinese: Mediation and Superscription of the Tibetan Tradition in Contemporary Chinese Society By Joshua Esler. London: Lexington Books, 2020. xx, 314 pp. ISBN: 9781498584661Hardie, C., 10 Aug 2022, In: Journal of Asian Studies. 81, 3, p. 565-567 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-review
Shouldering his Guru’s Legacy: Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro’s Discourse in Relation to thos-bsam-sgom after the Death of Khenpo Jigme PhuntsokHardie, C. & Hobhouse, N. S., Jan 2022, In: Religions. 13, 1, 33 p., 16.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Sodargye, K., Zangpo, K. S. & Hardie, C. (Translator), 6 Apr 2021, Voices from Larung Gar: Shaping Tibetan Buddhism for the Twenty-First Century. Gayley, H. (ed.). Shambhala Publications, p. 175-208 34 p.
Research output: Chapter in book/report/conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Hardie, C., Oct 2019, The Faults of Meat: Tibetan Buddhist Writings on Vegetarianism. Barstow, G. (ed.). Wisdom Publications, p. 259-310 52 p.
Research output: Chapter in book/report/conference proceeding › Chapter