Clara Ma

David Dean Fellow
Hong Kong, China
B.A. St. Lawrence University (2013)
M.A. School of Oriental and African Studies University of London (2015)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
East-Asian Studies


Clara Ma is a graduate student in art and architectural history in the McIntire Department of Art at U.Va. Her interests include medieval Chinese Buddhist visual culture, the ritual use of Buddhist art and architecture, and the cross-cultural interaction along the Silk Road. She is also working with professor Dorothy C. Wong and the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities on a digital project of Avalokitesvara. The goal of the project is to study the patterns of transmission of Avalokitesvara, and to build a platform for scholars to study the various textual and artistic traditions of the deity.

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