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Bruno Shirley

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Graduate Student

Bruno Shirley is a PhD student in Asian studies. He focuses mainly on Pali Buddhist depictions of kings and kingship in Southern Asia, particularly Sri Lanka. He holds an MA in religious studies from Victoria University of Wellington.

Committee chair/advisor: Anne Blackburn

Discipline: Asian Studies

Primary Language: Pali

Research Countries: Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka

Research Interests: Buddhist kingship in the Pali cosmopolis; Sovereignty in Medieval Lankan Buddhism

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