Yūn-hua Jan was Professor of Religion in the Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University, Hamilton. He received a Canada Council Fellowship (1973-74) and has lectured in Chinese Studies at Visva-Bharati University, India. He has been a visiting researcher at the Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo (1974). He was the author of A Chronicle of Buddhism in China 581-906 A.D.
(1967) and The Autobiography of Ch'i Pai-shih
. He has contributed many articles written in Chinese and English to various journals. He received his Ph.D. from the Visva-Bharati University, India. (Source: Adapted from The Bodhisattva Doctrine in Buddhism
, Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press, 1981)