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

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

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)