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Tansen Sen

Tansen Sen received his MA from Peking University and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He specializes in Asian history and religions and has special scholarly interests in India-China interactions, Indian Ocean trade, Buddhism, and Silk Road archeology. He has done extensive research in India, China, Japan and Singapore with grants from the American Institute of Indian Studies, the Japan Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore). 

Position

Founding Director of the Center for Global Asia

Expertise

  • Asian history and religions
  • India-China interactions
  • Indian Ocean trade
  • Buddhism
  • Silk Road archeology
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