About - Paul COPP

Paul Copp

received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and is currently Assistant Professor in Chinese religion at the University of Chicago. He is the author of the book The Body Incantatory : Spells and the Ritual Imagination in Medieval Chinese Buddhism (Columbia University Press, forthcoming 2013), and articles such as "Anointing Phrases and Narrative Power: A Tang Buddhist Poetics of Incantation" (History of Religions, 2012). His essay in the present issue is part of a new book project, tentatively called "Seal, Talisman, and Scroll: Chinese Ritual and Textual Practice in an Age of Manuscripts."