Richard Jaffe

Associate Professor of Religious Studies

External Address: 
115 Gray Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90964, Durham, NC 27708-0964
Phone: 
(919) 660-3502

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Yale University 1995

  • M.Phil., Yale University 1993

  • M.A., Yale University 1986

  • B.A., San Francisco State University 1979

Jaffe, R. Selected Works of D. T. Suzuki, Zen Works. Ed. RM Jaffe. University of California Press, 2014.

Jaffe, RM. Neither Monk nor Layman: Clerical Marriage in Modern Japanese Buddhism. Princeton University Press, December 2000.

Jaffe, RM. "Neither Monk nor Layman: Conclusions." Budda no henbo: kosaku suru kindai Bukkyo. Ed. S Fumihiko. Hozokan, February 2014.

Jaffe, RM. "Introduction: Zen and Japanese Culture." Zen and Japanese Culture. Princeton University Press, 2010. vii-xxviii.

Jaffe, RM. "Seeking Sakyamuni: Travel and the Reconstruction of Japanese Buddhism." Defining Buddhism(s) : a reader. January 2008.

Jaffe, RM. "Meat Eating in Japanese Buddhism." Going Forth. Ed. W Bodiford. University of Hawaii Press, 2005. 255-275.

Jaffe, RM. "Ungo Kiyo’s Ojoyoka and Rinzai Zen Orthodoxy." Approaching the Land of Bliss: Religious Praxis in the Cult of Amitabha. Ed. RK Payne and KK Tanaka. Kuroda Institute Book/University of Hawaii Press, 2003.

Jaffe, RM. "“Inoue Enryo”; “Murakami Sensho”; “Temple Families”; “Meiji New Buddhism”; “D. T. Suzuki.”." Encyclopedia of Buddhism. Ed. J Robert E Buswell. Macmillan, 2003.

Jaffe, R. "Religion and Japanese Empire." Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 37 (2010). (Journal issue)

Jaffe, RM. "Pure Land Buddhism in Modern Japanese Culture by Elisabetta Porcu." Journal of Japanese Studies 36 (2010): 198-202. (Review)

Jaffe, R. "Buddhist Material Culture, ’Indianism,’ and the Construction of Pan-Asianism in Prewar Japan." Tohoku shukyogaku 4 (December 2009): 157-189. (Academic Article)

Jaffe, RM. "Review of Temple Buddhism by Steven Covell." H-Buddhism (July 2007). (Review)

Jaffe, RM. "Buddhist Material Culture, “Indianism,” and the Construction of Pan-Asian Buddhism in Pre-War Japan." Material Religion 21 (November 2006): 266–293-266–293. (Academic Article)

Jaffe, RM. "Review of Buddhist Missionaries in the Era of Globalization, edited by Linda Learman." Journal of Contemporary Religion 21 (May 2006): 275-277. (Review)

Jaffe, RM. "Seeking Shakyamuni: Travel and the Reconstruction of Japanese Buddhism." Journal of Japanese Studies 30 (2004): 65–96-65–96. (Academic Article)

Jaffe, RM. "Review of Obaku Zen." Journal of Asian Studies 62 (2003): 274-275. (Review)