Dr. Choong Mun-keat (Wei-keat) studied Chinese and Pāli Buddhism in Malaysia, Taiwan and Sri Lanka, before obtaining his B.A. (1990) in Buddhist Studies at Komazawa University (Tokyo), and his M.A. (1994) and PhD (1999) in Buddhist Studies at University of Queensland. His research interest is in the comparative study of the Pāli and Chinese versions of the early Buddhist canon (including fragmentary Sanskrit texts). He is also interested in contemporary Buddhism in the West and Asian societies. He taught Buddhism courses at University of Queensland (2001-2), prior to taking up his appointment at UNE in 2003.

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