Associate Professor, Asian Studies
Daniel Boucher's research focus is Buddhist studies, particularly the early development of the cluster of Indian Buddhist movements called the Mahayana and their transmission to China in the first few centuries of the Common Era. Related interests include translation as a religious genre, with special focus on the earliest translations of Buddhist texts into Chinese; Buddhist Middle Indo-Aryan; art historical, epigraphical, and archeological sources for the study of religion.
Geographic Research Area: India and China
Teaching/Research Interests: Mahayan Buddhism, translation, language, and religion