Prof. Livia Kohn

Personal profile:Prof. Livia Kohn

Prof. Livia Kohn graduated from Bonn University, Germany, in 1980. After six years at Kyoto University in Japan, she joined Boston University as Professor of Religion and East Asian Studies.

She has also worked variously as visiting professor and adjunct faculty at Eötvös Lorand University in Budapest, the Stanford Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto, Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio, and San Francisco State University.  

Her specialty is the study of the Daoist religion and Chinese long life practices. She has written and edited thirty books, as well as numerous articles and reviews.  

She has served on numerous committees and editorial boards, and organized a series of major international conferences on Daoism. editor of the Journal of Daoist Studies.