Tom Newhall

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Buddhist Studies

Thomas (Tom) Newhall is a PhD Student in Buddhist studies. Before coming to UCLA, he studied at the University of Tokyo (Japan, MA 2016), Fo Guang University (Taiwan, MA 2012), and Oberlin College (Ohio, BA 2007). His research focuses on how Buddhist law codes were interpreted and adapted for Buddhist monastic life in China, and East Asia more broadly, focusing on the works of the monk Daoxuan (596-667) and the so-called Vinaya School. Tom lives in LA with his wife and daughter.