Associate Professor of Religious Studies
-- Duke University
Richard M. Jaffe is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Duke University. A specialist of Japanese Buddhism and modernity, he authored Neither Monk nor Layman: Clerical Marriage in Modern Japanese Buddhism (Princeton University Press, 2002). He is currently working on a study of travel and encounters between Japanese and other Buddhists during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as overseeing the publication of four volumes of the writings of D.T. Suzuki (plus a one-volume Suzuki Reader from the University of California Press). The first two volumes were recently published: Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I: Zen (2014) and Volume II: Pure Land (2015), the latter edited by James C. Dobbins.