Kentaro Ide entered the program in fall 2016. He is working on narrative representations of Buddhist historicity, Buddhism and literature in Japanese history. Prior to coming to Princeton, He earned his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Tokyo in 2008 and 2012 respectively. His former works were centered around the relationship between Buddhism and poetic language in medieval and early modern Japan, and theoretical reflections on historical transmission in Mahayana Buddhist traditions. At Princeton, he hopes to further investigate Buddhist narratives and their ethical significance in the historical context of Medieval Japan.