Jue Liang

Co-organizer, Translator

Jue Liang is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia. She is currently completing her dissertation, entitled Conceiving the Mother of Tibet: The Life, Lives, and Afterlife of the Buddhist Saint Yeshe Tsogyel. In this study, she reflects on how narrativization of the past creates a shared identity in religious communities and the ways in which gendered symbols and languages function in these narratives. Her research also theorizes the creation of revelatory practice as a distinctly Tibetan Buddhist way of reconstructing the past. Her research interests also include gender and sexuality in Buddhism, Tibetan historiography and literature, Treasure (gter ma) literature, as well as the broader theorization of gender, body, identity, and the past in East and South Asian religions.