Richard Jaffe
  • Richard Jaffe

  • Associate Professor and Bass Fellow
  • Religious Studies
  • 115 Gray Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
  • Campus Box 90964
  • Phone: (919) 660-3502
  • Overview

    My research centers on the development of Japanese Buddhism from the sixteenth century to the present. Current projects include a study of travel and encounters between Japanese and other Buddhists during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and overseeing, as general editor, the publication of five volumes of the writings of D. T. Suzuki.
  • Specialties

    • Buddhism
    • East Asian Religions
  • Research Summary

    Japanese Buddhism, Buddhism and Modernity, and Classical Texts
  • Education

      • Ph.D.,
      • Yale University,
      • 1995
      • M.Phil.,
      • Yale University,
      • 1993
      • M.A.,
      • Yale University,
      • 1986
      • B.A.,
      • San Francisco State University,
      • 1979
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • National Humanities Center Fellowship,
      • National Humanities Center,
      • February 2004
      • Fellow,
      • National Humanities Center,
      • January 2004
      • Fellowships for University Teachers,
      • National Endowment for the Humanities,
      • January 2004
      • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship,
      • NEH,
      • December 2003
      • ACLS Fellows (ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowships and ACLS/New York Public Library Fellowships),
      • American Council of Learned Societies,
      • January 2000
      • Summer Stipends Awards,
      • National Endowment for the Humanities,
      • January 1999
  • Recent Publications

      • RM Jaffe.
      • "“Inoue Enryo”; “Murakami Sensho”; “Temple Families”; “Meiji New Buddhism”; “D. T. Suzuki.”."
      • Encyclopedia of Buddhism.
      • Ed. J Robert E Buswell.
      • Macmillan,
      • 2014.
      • RM Jaffe.
      • "Introduction: Zen and Japanese Culture."
      • Zen and Japanese Culture.
      • Bollingen Series,
      • Princeton University Press,
      • 2014.
      • vii-xxviii.
      • RM Jaffe.
      • "Meat Eating in Japanese Buddhism."
      • Going Forth.
      • Ed. W Bodiford.
      • Kuroda Institute Studies in East Asian Buddhism,
      • University of Hawaii Press,
      • 2014.
      • 255-275.
      • RM Jaffe.
      • "Seeking Sakyamuni: Travel and the Reconstruction of Japanese Buddhism."
      • Defining Buddhism(s) : a reader.
      • 2014.
      Publication Description

      This is a reprint of an article published in the Journal of Japanese Studies Actually publshed late 2007, but I missed the publication.

      • RM Jaffe.
      • "Neither Monk nor Layman: Conclusions."
      • Budda no henbo: kosaku suru kindai Bukkyo.
      • Ed. S Fumihiko.
      • Tokyo, Japan:
      • Hozokan,
      • 2014.
      • (Translated into Japanese by Maekawa Ken'ichi.)
      Publication Description

      A translation of the concluding chapter of Neither Monk nor Layman, which was originally published by Princeton University Press, 2001.

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  • PhD Students

    • Rebecca Mendelson
      • August 25, 2012 - present
    • Michael Y. Quick
      • August 25, 2011 - present
    • Uri Kaplan
      • 2010 - present
    • Jeffrey Schroeder
      • August 25, 2009 - present
    • Matthew Mitchell
      • August 25, 2008 - present
      • Status: PostPrelim
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