Brian Loh

Lecturer, Religious Studies


Brian Loh is a specialist in early Chinese religious philosophy. At Marist College, he teaches courses on Asian religion and religion’s treatment and use of the body. His teaching emphasizes close textual reading, religious experience, and the areas in which religion, philosophy, and cognitive psychology intersect fruitfully. His scholarship specializes in the religious and social tenants of classical Confucianism with a particular interest in early Chinese ritual theory and the Confucian understanding of transmitted group identity.His current project (as of Fall 2018) is a study of the treatment of strangers and the formation of philosophical lineages in early China. This work on strangers, bonding, and community in China supports his overarching desire to find non-propositional ways to create solidarity between those who are socially or culturally Other.


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School of Liberal Arts


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