William McGrath

Visiting Assistant Professor, Religious Studies

Courses Taught

  • RELS 110: The Nature and Experience of Religion
  • RELS 110: The Nature and Experience of Religion
  • RELS 354: Buddhism: Its Development and Interpretation
  • RELS 357: Religions of China & East Asia
  • Research
    My research primarily concerns Tibetan and Chinese religions, medicines, and histories. 
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities
    Volume co-editor: Asian Medicine: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine 12, nos. 1–2 (2017). Special issue on Buddhism and medicine.
    Article: “Origin Narratives of the Tibetan Medical Tradition: History, Legend, and Myth.”
    Asian Medicine 12, nos. 1–2 (2017): 295–316.
    Book chapter: “Vessel Examination in the Medicine of the Moon King.” In Buddhism and Medicine: An Anthology of Premodern Sources, edited by C. Pierce Salguero, 501–13. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2017.
    Dissertation: Buddhism and Medicine in Tibet: Origins, Ethics, and Tradition. Charlottesville, VA: Doctoral Dissertation at the University of Virginia, 2017. https://doi.org/10.18130/V39H1N.