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Richard Jaffe, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Asian Pacific Studies Institute and Bass Fellow

Richard Jaffe
Contact Info:
Office Location:  115 Gray Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3502
Email Address:   send me a message
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Teaching (Spring 2019):

  • Religion 581s.01, Religion in modern asia Synopsis
    Old chem 025, Th 01:25 PM-03:55 PM
    (also cross-listed as AMES 581S.01)

Ph.D.Yale University1995
M.Phil.Yale University1993
M.A.Yale University1986
B.A.San Francisco State University1979

East Asian Religions
Research Interests: Japanese Buddhism, Buddhism and Modernity, and Classical Texts

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Rebecca Mendelson
  • Michael Y. Quick
  • Uri Kaplan
  • Jeffrey Schroeder
  • Matthew Mitchell
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Jaffe, RM. "Neither Monk nor Layman: Conclusions." Budda no henbo: kosaku suru kindai Bukkyo Ed. Fumihiko, S. Hozokan, February, 2014. (Translated into Japanese by Maekawa Ken'ichi.)
  2. Jaffe, R. Selected Works of D. T. Suzuki, Zen Works. Selected Works of D. T. SuzukiUniversity of California Press, Fall, Fall, 2014.
  3. Jaffe, RM. "Ima Daisetsu o yomu: Zen and Japanese Culture 2010 ban jobun." Shiso (Thought) 1080 (Accepted, April 2014).
  4. Jaffe, RM. "Pure Land Buddhism in Modern Japanese Culture by Elisabetta Porcu." Journal of Japanese Studies  vol. 36 no. 1 (Winter, 2010): 198-202.

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