Richard BowringRichard John Bowring (born 6 February 1947) is an English academic serving as Professor of Japanese Studies at the University of Cambridge and an Honorary Fellow of Downing College. In 2013, Bowring was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun 3rd Class, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon for contributions to the development of Japanese studies, Japanese language education and the promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and the United Kingdom.
After his academic career, Bowring was elected as master of Selwyn College, Cambridge. During his time in office (2000–2012), Bowring oversaw major expansion of Selwyn College, Cambridge, including the construction of Anne's court and two new Victorian stone-and-brick buildings on the main college site. Provided by Wikipedia
Brill's encyclopedia of Buddhism / Volume 2 : Lives / editors: Richard Bowring, Vincent Eltschinger, Michael Radich / editor-in-Chief: Jonathan A. Silk ; consulting editors: Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger
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