Richard Jaffe

Richard Jaffe

Professor of Religious Studies

External address: 
115 Gray Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90964, Durham, NC 27708-0964
Phone: 
(919) 660-3502

Education & Training

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

Jaffe, Richard M. Seeking Sakyamuni South Asia in the Formation of Modern Japanese Buddhism. Buddhism and Modernity, 2019.

Jaffe, R. Selected Works of D. T. Suzuki, Zen Works. Edited by Richard M. Jaffe, University of California Press, 2014.

Jaffe, Richard M. Neither Monk nor Layman: Clerical Marriage in Modern Japanese Buddhism. Princeton University Press, 2000.

Jaffe, Richard M. “Neither Monk nor Layman: Conclusions.” Budda No Henbo: Kosaku Suru Kindai Bukkyo, edited by Sueki Fumihiko, Hozokan, 2014.

Jaffe, Richard M. “Introduction: Zen and Japanese Culture.” Zen and Japanese Culture, Princeton University Press, 2010, pp. vii–xxviii.

Jaffe, Richard M. “Seeking Sakyamuni: Travel and the Reconstruction of Japanese Buddhism.” Defining Buddhism(s) : A Reader, 2008.

Jaffe, Richard M. “Meat Eating in Japanese Buddhism.” Going Forth, edited by William Bodiford, University of Hawaii Press, 2005, pp. 255–75.

Jaffe, Richard M. “Ungo Kiyo’s Ojoyoka and Rinzai Zen Orthodoxy.” Approaching the Land of Bliss: Religious Praxis in the Cult of Amitabha, edited by Richard K. Payne and Kenneth K. Tanaka, Kuroda Institute Book/University of Hawaii Press, 2003.

Jaffe, Richard M. ““Inoue Enryo”; “Murakami Sensho”; “Temple Families”; “Meiji New Buddhism”; “D. T. Suzuki.”.” Encyclopedia of Buddhism, edited by Jr Robert E Buswell, Macmillan, 2003.

Jaffe, Richard. “PURE LAND, REAL WORLD: Modern Buddhism, Japanese Leftists, and the Utopian Imagination.” Pacific Affairs, vol. 92, no. 1, PACIFIC AFFAIRS UNIV BRITISH COLUMBIA, Mar. 2019, pp. 131–33.

Jaffe, Richard. “D. T. Suzuki and the Two Cranes: American Philanthropy and Suzuki’s Global Agenda.” Matsugaoka Bunko Kenkyū Nenpō, vol. 32, 2018, pp. 29–58.

Jaffe, Richard M. “Ima Daisetsu o yomu: Zen and Japanese Culture 2010 ban jobun.” Shiso (Thought), vol. 1080, Iwanami Shoten, 2014.

Jaffe, Richard M. “Pure Land Buddhism in Modern Japanese Culture by Elisabetta Porcu.” Journal of Japanese Studies, vol. 36, 2010, pp. 198–202.

Jaffe, R. “Religion and Japanese Empire.” Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, vol. 37, 2010.

Jaffe, Richard. “Buddhist Material Culture, ’Indianism,’ and the Construction of Pan-Asianism in Prewar Japan.” Tohoku Shukyogaku, vol. 4, Dec. 2009, pp. 157–89.

Jaffe, Richard M. “Review of Temple Buddhism by Steven Covell.” H Buddhism, July 2007.

Jaffe, R. M. “Buddhist material culture, "indianism," and the construction of pan-Asian Buddhism in prewar Japan.” Material Religion, vol. 2, no. 3, Dec. 2006, pp. 266–93.

Jaffe, Richard M. “Buddhist Material Culture, “Indianism,” and the Construction of Pan-Asian Buddhism in Pre-War Japan.” Material Religion, vol. 21, Berg Publishing, Nov. 2006, pp. 266–293.

Jaffe, Richard M. “Review of Buddhist Missionaries in the Era of Globalization, edited by Linda Learman.” Journal of Contemporary Religion, vol. 21, May 2006, pp. 275–77.

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