Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies
Education and Degree(s):
- B.A., International Christian University, Tokyo
- Ph.D., Harvard University
- Focusing on early Chinese Thought and Early Chinese Myth
- RST 1: Survey of Religion
- RST 2: Myth, Ritual, & Symbolism
- RST 3B: Ghost Stories (Topics in Religious Studies)
- RST 075: Intro to Chinese Philosophy
- RST 110: Life, Meaning, & Identity
- RST 130: Topics in Religious Studies
- RST 170: Buddhism
- RST 172: Ch'an Buddhism
Book co-edited with Lewis Lancaster, Early Ch’an in China and Tibet. (Berkeley: Asian Humanities Press, 1983).
Book co-authored with Michael von Brueck, Buddhismus und Christentum: Geschichte, Konfrontation, Dialog. Munich: Beck, 1997.
Partial translation into English, Christianity and Buddhism: A multicultural history of their dialogue. New York: Orbia, 2001.
Encyclopedia Entries in Encyclopedia of Monasticism, ed. William M. Johnston (Chicago London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000).
Entries on: “Images: Buddhist,” “Conversion/Initiation: Buddhist,” “Scholasticism: Buddhist Spiritual Ladders,” “Master/Disciple: Buddhist,” “Governance: Buddhist,” “Hierocrat: Buddhist,” “Prophethood: Japanese Buddhist,” “Charities/Social Service: Buddhist,” “Gnostic Cosmogony: Buddhist,” “Sacred Topography: Buddhist,” “Intercession for the Dead,” “Economic Justice: Buddhist.”
Encyclopedia Entries on. “Chinese Buddhism,” “Chinese Myth,” “Hui Shih,” “Kung-sun Lung,” “Ma-tsu Tao-i.” in Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy, ed. Antonio Cua (New York: Routledge, 2003).
The whole China section in Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy, ed. Oliver Leaman (London-New York: Routledge, 2002).
SOME ESSAYS OR CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
1984. Symbolism of Evil in China: The K'ung-chia Myth Analyzed." History of Religions, 23, 4:316-3 43.
1985. "Ma-tsu Tao-i and the Unfolding of Southern Zen." Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, (Special Volume for Heinrich Dumoulin) 12, 4:173-192.
1985 (Paper). "The One-Legged and the Three-Legged." Asian Cultural Studies, (International Christian University, Tokyo) 3, A:67-80.
1986 (Paper). "Dating the Hsiang-fa Chüeh-i Ching." Annual Memoirs of Otani University Shin Buddhist Comprehensive Research Institute, 4:61-91.
2004. “The Earth Mother Scripture: Unmasking the Neo-Archaic.…” Beyond Primitivism: Indigenous Religious Traditions and Modernity,, ed. Jacob Olupona (New York: Routledge), pp. 200-213.
2004. “The Origin of Ming Buddhist Schism.” Heterodoxy in Late Imperial China, ed. Kwang-Ching Liu and Richard Shek (Honolulu : University of HawaiiPress), pp. 109-135.
2003. “The Century of the Holy Man in Chinese History (316-439): The Death of Hsuan-Kao,” in Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, (Special section: “In Memory of Masatoshi Nagatomi”) Third series, 5:143-161.