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Meir Shahar (Hebrew: מאיר שחר, born in 1959 in Jerusalem, Israel) is a professor in the Department of East Asian Studies at Tel Aviv University.

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After studying at the University of Jerusalem, he studied Chinese in Taipei. He obtained a PhD in Asian languages and civilizations at Harvard University in 1992.

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His research interests include the interplay of Chinese religion and Chinese literature, Chinese martial-arts history, Chinese esoteric Buddhism, and the impact of Indian mythology of the Chinese pantheon of divinities.

Books

  • Chinese and Tibetan Esoteric Buddhism. Co-edited with Yael Bentor. Leiden: Brill, 2017.
  • India in the Chinese Imagination: Myth, Religion, and Thought. Co-edited with John Kieschnick. Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.
  • Oedipal God: The Chinese Nezha and his Indian Origins. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2008.
  • The Shaolin Monastery: History, Religion and the Chinese Martial Arts, The University of Hawai'i Press, 2008.
  • - Chinese translation: Shaolin si: Lishi, zongjiao, yu wushu. Translated by Zhao Dianhong. Beijing: Zongjiao wenhua chubanshe, 2016.
    - Portuguese translation: O Mosteiro de Shaolin: Historia, Religiao e as Artes Marciais Chinesas. Translated by Rodrigo Wolff Apolloni and Rodrigo Borges de Faveri. Sao Paulo: Editora Perspectiva, 2011.
    - Polish translation: Klasztor Shaolin: Historia, religia i chinskie sztuki walki. Translated by Justyn Hunia. Krakow: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego, 2011.
    - Italian translation: Il Monastero di Shaolin: Storia, religione e arti marziali cinesi. Translated by B. Mottura. Roma: Astrolabio Ubaldini, 2011.

  • Monkey and the Magic Gourd (קוף ודלעת הקסמים) (in Hebrew). By Wu Cheng'en. Translated and Adapted by Meir Shahar. Drawings by Noga Zhang Shahar (נגה ג'אנג שחר). Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 2008.
  • Crazy Ji: Chinese Religion and Popular Literature, Harvard University Asia Center, 1998
  • The Chinese Religion (הדת הסינית) (in Hebrew). Tel Aviv: The Broadcast University Series Press, 1998.
  • Unruly Gods: Divinity and Society in China. Co-edited with Robert Weller. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1996.
  • Selected Essays

  • "Chinese Religions and Violence." In the Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence. Edited by Michael Jerryson, Mark Juergensmeyer, and Margo Kitts. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • "Indian Mythology and the Chinese Imagination: Nezha, Nalakubara, and Krsna." In John Kieschnick and Meir Shahar, editors, India in the Chinese Imagination: Myth, Religion, and Thought. Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.
  • "Religion in the Story of the Stone." In Approaches to Teaching The Story of the Stone (Dream of the Red Chamber). Edited by Andrew Schonebaum and Tina Lu. New York: Modern Language association of America, 2012.
  • "Diamond Body: The Origins of Invulnerability in the Chinese Martial Arts." In Perfect Bodies: Sports Medicine and Immortality. Edited by Vivienne Lo. London: British Museum, 2012.
  • "Vernacular Fiction and the transmission of the Chinese Pantheon." In Meir Shahar and Robert Weller, eds., Unruly Gods: Divinity and Society in China. Honolulu: Hawaii University Press. Reprinted in Critical Readings on Religions of China. Edited by Vincent Goossaert. Leiden: Brill, 2012.
  • "Ming-Period Evidence of Shaolin Martial Practice." Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 61.2 (December 2001):359-413.
  • "Epigraphy, Buddhist Historiography, and Fighting Monks: The Case of the Shaolin Monastery," Asia Major 13.2 (2000): 15-36.
  • "The Lingyin si Monkey Disciples and the Origins of Sun Wukong." Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 52.1 (June 1992): 193-224.
  • Selected Reviews

    -The Shaolin Monastery: History, Religion and the Chinese Martial Arts:

  • Henning, Stanley E. “China Review International.” China Review International, vol. 15, no. 3, 2008, pp. 423–430. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/23733226.
  • Chau, Adam Yuet. “The China Journal.” The China Journal, no. 62, 2009, pp. 151–153. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/20648128.
  • -Oedipal God: The Chinese Nezha and his Indian Origins.:

  • Bryson, Megan. “Oedipal God: The Chinese Nezha and His Indian Origins.” Journal of Chinese Religions 44.2 (2016): 204–206. Web.
  • -Crazy Ji: Chinese Religion and Popular Literature:

  • Wang, Richard. “History of Religions.” History of Religions, vol. 41, no. 3, 2002, pp. 294–297. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/3176537.
  • Kardos, Michael A. “Asian Folklore Studies.” Asian Folklore Studies, vol. 60, no. 2, 2001, pp. 366–368. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/1179071.Copy
  • References

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