Bart Dessein is Professor in the Centre for Buddhist Studies at Ghent University and head of the research group “East Asian Culture in Perspectieve: Identity, Historical Consciousness, Modernity”. He holds a PhD in Oriental Languages and Cultures from Ghent University, and is a member of the Belgian Association for the Study of Religions (BABEL). He will publish in July 2015, “Aurelius Augustinus and Seng Zhao on ‘Time’ – An Interpretation of The Confessions and the Zhao Lun”, Philosophy East and West, vol. 65 n°3, with M. Li.
Area of expertise:
– Eastern languages and cultures
– Regional policy
– Buddhist philosophy