Richard Jaffe
  • Richard Jaffe

  • Associate Professor of Religious Studies
  • 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,
      • 0 2004
      • Fellowships for University Teachers,
      • National Endowment for the Humanities,
      • 0 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,
      • 0 2000
      • Summer Stipends Awards,
      • National Endowment for the Humanities,
      • 0 1999
  • Recent Publications

      • RM Jaffe.
      • "Neither Monk nor Layman: Conclusions."
      • manual
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      • 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.

      • R Jaffe.
      • "Selected Works of D. T. Suzuki, Zen Works."
      • manual
      • .
      • Ed. RM Jaffe.
      • Selected Works of D. T. Suzuki,
      • University of California Press,
      • (Fall, 2014)
      • .
      Publication Description

      Accepted for publication and in press.

      • RM Jaffe.
      • "Ima Daisetsu o yomu: Zen and Japanese Culture 2010 ban jobun."
      • Shiso (Thought)
      • 1080
      • Iwanami Shoten,
      • (Accepted, April 2014)
      • .
      • RM Jaffe.
      • "Introduction: Zen and Japanese Culture."
      • manual
      • .
      • Zen and Japanese Culture.
      • Bollingen Series,
      • Princeton University Press,
      • (2010)
      • :
      • vii-xxviii.
      • RM Jaffe.
      • "Pure Land Buddhism in Modern Japanese Culture by Elisabetta Porcu."
      • Journal of Japanese Studies
      • 36
      • .1
      • (Winter, 2010)
      • :
      • 198-202.
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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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