Bill M. Mak


Bill Mak is a researcher and writer, currently Research Fellow at the Needham Research Institute and the Robinson College, Cambridge University, specializing in Buddhist philology, history of science, and Chinese and Indian science. Since 2007, he has been teaching Sanskrit and Buddhism, and delivered over fifty public lectures on Asian cultures and ancient astronomy in over ten countries including Canada, U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Belgium, India, China, and Japan, and Taiwan. His works include the English translation of Michio Yano’s authoritative work in Japanese on Japanese Buddhist astral science, Mikkyō senseijutsu 密教占星術, published by Aditya Prakashan, and over twenty articles in various academic and scientific journals. He is currently writing a book titled Foreign Astronomy in China, from the Six Dynasties to the Northern Song, to be published by Routledge and the Needham Research Institute in Cambridge, U.K.


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