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John S. Strong is an American academic, who is the Charles A. Dana Professor at Bates College in the Department of Religious Studies. Strong specializes in Buddhist studies and with emphasis on the Buddha's biography, relics, and the legends and cults of South Asia.

John S. Strong
Born (1948-09-13) September 13, 1948 (age 71)
Tongxian, Hebei, China
Alma materOberlin College
Hartford Seminary Foundation
University of Chicago
OrganizationBates College
Known forBuddhist Studies

John Strong was born in China, and completed his secondary education in Switzerland.[1] He graduated from the Oberlin College, where he joined the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He then obtained a master's degree at the Hartford Seminary Foundation.[2]

Strong received his Ph.D. in History of Religions from the University of Chicago in 1977, and joined Bates in 1978. He received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1982, as an Assistant Professor of Religion.[1] He was promoted to a full professor in 1986.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "3 Bates Profs Receive $66,000 in Fellowships". The Lewiston Daily Sun. 1982-04-21. Retrieved 2012-11-29.
  2. ^ a b "Bates College promotes two to full professor". The Lewiston Daily Sun. 1986-04-17. Retrieved 2012-11-29.

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