Chris Clark is an academic specialising in Asian studies and language studies. He earned a Diploma of Language Studies (Honours) in 2008 and a PhD in 2015, both at the University of Sydney. Since 2012 he has been involved in a collaborative research project for the conservation, digital imaging and study of the marble-stelae recension of the Pāli canon preserved at the Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay, Myanmar. In 2018–2019 he was a Research Assistant at the University of Edinburgh working on the creation of an online searchable database of Jātaka Stories in the texts and art of South Asia. He is currently producing an edition and translation of a Theravāda Buddhist text in the Pāli language called the Apadāna. His broader research interests include:
- Pāli language and literature
- Sanskrit language and literature
- Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia
- Textual criticism
Top image: Burmese script palm leaf manuscript leaf containing the text of the apadānas of Ekatthambhika and Nanda.