Yuxuan Tay

Ph D student

Department: Asian Languages & Cultures
Email: yuxuantay@g.ucla.edu

Tay Yu Xuan (he/his) is a Ph.D. student in Buddhist Studies. He is broadly concerned with the relationship between the imperial states and various religious traditions during imperial China. His prior M.A. thesis focuses on the Buddhistic political legitimation of imperial prefaces during the Tang dynasty. In his doctoral research, he aims to examine the transforming religious legitimation utilized by various imperial states in the China region from the 4th century CE to the 9th century CE. His other research interest includes the socio-cultural history of imperial China and studies on Dunhuang manuscripts. Before joining UCLA, he received his M.A. in History from the National University of Singapore and B.A. in History from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.