A Global History of Buddhism and Medicine

When and Where

Monday, March 14, 2022 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm


Pierce Salguero
Frances Garrett


Buddhism and Healing: New Books Speaker Series 2022

The Buddhism, Psychology, and Mental Health program presents a series of informal conversations with the authors of new books on Buddhism and healing.

Pierce Salguero is a transdisciplinary scholar of health humanities who is fascinated by historical and contemporary intersections between Buddhism, medicine, and cross-cultural exchange. He has a Ph.D. in History of Medicine from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2010), and teaches Asian history, medicine, and religion at Penn State University’s Abington College, located near Philadelphia. The major theme in his scholarship is discovering the role of Buddhism in the global transmission and local reception of knowledge about health, disease, and the body. He approaches this topic using methodologies from history, religious studies, translation studies, and literary studies. More recently, Pierce has gotten into ethnography and documentary filmmaking as well.

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Buddhism͵ Psychology͵ and Mental Health Program at New College, Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies