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Ernest Billings (Billy) Brewster, Ph.D.

Clinical Lecturer of Religious Studies

Ernest Brewster
Spellman Hall, Second Floor


  • Ph.D., East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University, 2018
  • MA, Religious Studies, National Chengchi University, 2011
  • BA, History, Princeton University, 2008

Dr. Billy Brewster teaches Buddhist Traditions, Religious Traditions of China and The Religious Imagination. His research interests include combining philology with a doctrinal-historical approach to key ideological developments in early medieval Chinese Buddhism. He is currently working on a manuscript on Buddhist conceptualizations of death and dying, titled, The Yoga of Dying.