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Richard Jaffe, ex officio

Director of Asian/Pacific Studies Institute, Duke University


Richard Jaffe is Director of the Asian/Pacific Studies Institute and Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Duke University. He received his BA from San Francisco State University and his MA and PhD from Yale University (1995). His research focuses on Japanese Buddhism during the early modern and modern periods, Asian Buddhist modernism, pan-Asianism, and nationalism during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He is author of Neither Monk nor Layman: Clerical Marriage in Modern Japanese Buddhism (Princeton University Press, 2000) as well as numerous articles in scholar journals. He is editor of Selected Works of D. T. Suzuki, Zen Works (University of California Press, 2014). He has received awards from the National Humanities Center and the American Council on Learned Societies.