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Curriculum Vitae

Thomas P. Kasulis

Comparative Studies in Humanities

The Ohio State University

451 Hagerty Hall; 1775 College Road

Columbus, OH 43210-1340


Home phone: 614-487-9756






Yale University

University of Hawaii

Yale University

Yale University

1975 (w/ distinction)



1970 (cum laude)


Asian Philosophy


Philosophy (honors)

Professional Experience:

Ohio State University — Professor of Comparative Studies in Humanities

University Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus

Chair, East Asian Languages & Literatures

Chair, Division of Comparative Studies

Founding Director, Institute for Collaborative Research & Public Humanities [Humanities Institute]

Director, Center for the Study of Religion

Northland College — Professor of Philosophy and Religion

Assistant and Associate Professor

Head, Division of Humanities and Arts
University of Hawaii — Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Associate Chair, Department of Philosophy

Yale University — Part-time Instructor

1991-June 2015








Visiting Appointments:

Humana Visiting Scholar, Centre College (January 2004)

Short-term Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ōtani University (Kyoto)

Numata Visiting Professor In Buddhism, University of Chicago

Ōsaka (Japan) University Visiting Research Faculty

Mellon Faculty Fellow in Humanities, Harvard (Dept. East Asian Languages & Civilizations)

Jan 2004

Oct 1997; Oct 1999




Language Competence:

Japanese (modern and classical), German (reading), French (reading)

Areas of Specialization and Competence:

Japanese philosophy and religion

Asian & comparative philosophies/religions (India, China, Japan, West)

Comparative philosophy of religion

Philosophy and cultural difference
Honors and Awards
Research Awards and Grants (approx. amounts in US$):
OSU University Distinguished Scholar Research Award $23,000

Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture, Research Grant (March 2013) $5000

Institute for Advanced Humanistic Research (Peking University) $30,000

Support for Japan Research Team, which I head, to meet at OSU April 2013

Roche Visiting Research Professor, Nanzan University [Nagoya, Japan] (April-Sept 2006) $17,500

Grants to three co-editors to support Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook project (2004-9)

Japanese Ministry of Education and Culture…—$200,000

Suntory Foundation—$8700

Roche Foundation—$35,000

OSU Arts & Humanities international travel grant (2013) $2500

OSU grant-in-aid, 1992, 2009, 2011; International travel grant 2010, 2013

Japan Foundation Fellowship (May-Sept 2004) $14,500

OSU Faculty Professional Leave (sabbatical) 2002-3; Fall 2011-Winter quarter 2012

NEH Research Fellowship for University Professors (2000) $60,000

NEH Summer Stipend for University Professors (1999) $4000

East-West Center, Senior Research Fellowship (summers 1988, 1989, 1990) $7500 + travel/lodging per year

NEH Fellowship for College Teachers (1986-87) $32,000

Japan Foundation Fellowship (1982-83) $35,000

Harvard Mellon Faculty Fellow (1979-80); Dept. of East Asian Languages & Literatures $40,000

NEH Summer Seminar Fellowship (1979) $2500

American Council of Learned Societies Grant –in-aid (1977) $1800

University of Hawai‘i Japan Government Gift Fund (1976-77) $16,000

Funded Project Directorships (w/approx. funding levels for projects)
NEH Summer Institute for College Teachers, East-West Center (2002) {$115,000}

“Empowering Relationships: Ways of Authority in Japanese Culture”

NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers, OSU (1997) {$72,000}

“Zen Buddhist Philosophy: Classical, Modern, and Beyond”

NEH Summer Institute for College Teachers. East-West Center (1995) {$112,000}

“Japanese Culture and Thought”

NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers, OSU (1994) {$72,000}

“Major Themes in Japanese Philosophy”

NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers, Northland College (1989) {$56,000}

“Japanese Humanism”

American Council of Learned Societies-Social Science Research Council Joint Committee (by invitation)

Three workshops 1987-89 {$65,000}

“Modern Japanese Philosophy” (co-directed with William LaFleur)
Professional Service
President, American Society for the Study of Religions (1999-2002)

President, Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (1988-91)

American Academy of Religion, Long-Range Planning Committee (1997-2001, chair 2001)

American Academy of Religion, Fiscal Committee (1997-2000)

American Academy of Religion, Board Member (2001)

American Academy of Religion, one of five jury members: Best First Book in History of Religions Prize (2002-2006)

{Professional Service, continued from preceding page}

Chair, American Academy of Religion, Philosophy of Religion Section (1999-2003)

Chair, American Academy of Religion, Japanese Religions Group (1991-94)

Editorial Board Member, Philosophy East and West (1995-2003)

Editorial Board, The Eastern Buddhist (2006-2007; 2009-present)

Editorial Board, Acta Orientalia Vilnensia (2006-present)

Board of Editors, Nanzan Series on Japanese Thought & Culture (Univ. of Hawai‘i Press, 1996-current)

Editorial Board (editor for Japanese philosophy articles), Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Religion

Editor for “Japanese Philosophy” articles (on-line) Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2007-current)

Committee for International Exchange of Scholars

(philosophy selection committee for Fulbright Professor Fellows 1990-92, chair: 1992)

Program consultant or external evaluation: Hong Kong Polytechnic University (liberal studies curriculum, especially “comparative cultural studies” component;

Otterbein University (religious studies);

Willamette College (religious studies)

Panel member for evaluation Kluge Fellow applications (Library of Congress)

Evaluator for NEH Fellowships {2 times as reader; 3 times on Washington D.C. national panel}

Teaching Awards:
First annual Dept of Comparative Studies Faculty Teaching Award (OSU) 2005

Faculty Award – OSU Junior Honor Society (Bucket and Dipper), 1996

“Exemplary Teacher” designee –American Association of Higher Education 1990

Northland College Student Association Faculty Award, 1988

Invited Lectures (supported by host institution/Organization):
Keynote Addresses:
Université de Bourgnogne (Dijon, France), Cognitive Linguistics Conference entitled: “Towards a History of Sound-Symbolic Systems;” Paper: “Kūkai’s Soundscape of Reality and Language,” February 20, 2014.
National Graduate Student Philosophy Conference; Kent State University (Mar 12, 2012), “From the Love of Wisdom to the Wisdom of Love: Knowledge as Engagement”
Summer School for European Union Doctoral Students in Humanities and Social Sciences (Keynote for “Philosophy” section), funded by Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences; “Philosophical Truth—Comparative Speaking,” University College Cork, Sept 8, 2012
Faculty Development Workshop (Asian Studies Development Program) “Imagining Japan: Literatures, Arts, & Religions” Hosted by School of the Art Institute of Chicago and College of DuPage (funded by the Japan Foundation). My keynote: “Imagining Cultural Difference: Intimacy, Integrity, and Japanese Relationships,” September 16, 2012
North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference, “Ethics as Responsiveness: Some Theories from Japanese Philosophy” (Atlanta) April 4, 2009
Continental and Comparative Philosophy Circle Annual Conference, “The Problem of Presence in Phenomenology and Japanese Philosophy,” (Asilomar, CA) April 11, 2009
Association for Study of Chinese Culture and Society “From Chinese Chan to Japanese Zen: A Study in Cultural Change” Tokyo, July 2008
Uehiro Cross Currents Graduate Student Philosophy Conference “Comparative Philosophy in Crisis”[Honolulu] (March 20, 2008)
National East Asian Studies Undergraduate Conference, Denison University, “Zen and Creativity” (2006)
Symposium celebrating 50th anniversary of Shinran Statue at the American Buddhist Studies Center and New York Buddhist Church, “The Meaning of Shinran Today” (2005)
Vilnius (Lithuania) Academy of Art and Cornell University conference on “Art and the World Religions” my lecture: “The Relation between Art and the Sacred: Paradigms and Instances” Vilnius Oct 21, 2004
Midwest Conference on East Asian Thought, “Cultures of Intimacy and of Integrity: A New Heuristic for East Asian Studies,” Southern Illinois University, March 31, 2006
Keynote address and panel discussant for conference on “Shin Buddhism and Prayer” at Buddhist Churches of American minister’s retreat. “Prayer and Jōdō Shinshū: analysis from a comparative standpoint” Reno, Nevada Aug 18, 2004
Ohio Wesleyan East Asian Workshop on Japan and the Environment (sponsored by National Endowment for the Humanities and Asian Studies Development Program) “Being Responsible, Being Responsive, Being Smart: Cultural Approaches to the Environment” Oct 15, 2004

“Intercultural Assimilation and Conflict: Japan and Asia,” for Asian Studies Development Project-Asian Research Center workshop for Adjunct Faculty (NEH Funded Project), Kansas City, 5/19/03

Presidential Address, Annual Meeting, American Society for the Study of Religion, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the (Philosophers’) Forum: A Stop at the Pantheon” Harvard, Apr 26, 2002

“Intimacy and Integrity: Cultural Perspectives on Nature” Keynote Address for Conference “Buddhism and Technotopia,” Oglethorpe University, 9/22/00

Indiana University/South Bend Philosophy Day Lecture: “Intimacy: An Approach to Japanese Philosophy, February 17, 1999
Buddhist Churches of America — Centennial Celebration, Keynote Speaker, “The Future of Shin Buddhism in North America: Returning to Shinran’s Philosophical Vision” (March 1999)
Buddhist Temple of Salinas (CA) – 75th Anniversary Keynote Speaker “The Situation of Shin Buddhism in American Today and in the Future” (May 1999)
East Central Colleges (OH, PA, WV): Workshop for New Faculty “Teaching Students, Not Courses” September 1995

Panels/Workshops/Lecture Focused on My Work
Peking University, Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies, A two-day, three-part workshop on my work with presentations and discussion of Intimacy or Integrity, Japanese aesthetic of kokoro, and my philosophy of religion, Beijing, July 30-31, 2012
University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy, Press Conference and Workshop˹日本哲学の世界への発信: ソースブック発刊を記念して˺ [The Transmission of Japanese Philosophy: Celebrating the Publication of Sourcebook], my lecture: “˹ソースブックの構造˺ [“The structure of the Sourcebook], July 19, 2012

(Programs focused on my work—continued)

Respondent (with other two co-editors) to Panel on Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Nov 21, 2012
Respondent to panel on my book Intimacy or Integrity: Philosophy and Cultural Difference, annual meeting of Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (Asilomar, California) June 8, 2008
Respondent in Workshop at Harvard University on my book Intimacy or Integrity: Philosophy and Cultural Difference, “On Philosophy and Cultural Difference” May 16, 2003
Respondent for panel at joint meeting of American Catholic Philosophical Association and Society for Advancement of American Philosophy, on my book Intimacy or Integrity: Philosophy and Cultural Difference, Nov 1, 2003

Lecture Series
The Gilbert Ryle Lectures (four lectures), “A Cultural Philosophy of Relationship: Intimacy vs. Integrity,” Trent University,Feb 9-12, 1998
Futaba Kenko Lectures (2 lectures): “Shinran’s Humility: A Spiritual Model for Today’s World,” Higashi Honganiji Temple, Honolulu. Oct 16, 2008
Futaba Kenko Lectures (4 lectures) Higashi Hongwanji Temple, Honolulu “Facing Uncertainties: Shinran’s Buddhist Perspective”, Higashi Honganiji Temple, Honolulu. Dec 7-9, 2001
Distinguished Visiting Foreign Scholar Lecturer and Director of Faculty-Grad Student Seminar Part I (1997) and Part II (1999): “Shinran and Our Postmodern Age of Mappō” (1997) “A Postmodern Shin Buddhist Ethics” 1999), Ōtani University (Kyoto)

Lectures to Universities — Foreign:
University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy, “Watsuji Tetsurō’s Ethical System(July 11, 2013)
Tokyo University, Tokyo University Executive Management Program (for midcareer managers of international corporations), ““The Relation between Culture and Thinking: Two Models of Rationality,” Nov 11, 2012
University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy, “The Structure of Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook” (July 19, 2011)
University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy, “Kūkai’s Influence on the Intellectual Culture of Japan” (Dec 10, 2010)
University of Tallinn (Estonia), “The Zen Ethics of Responsiveness” (May 18, 2010)

on-linevideo recording:

University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy, “What I Learned from Writing a History of Japanese Philosophy” (July 7, 2008)
Ryūkoku University, “How Would Shinran Have Evaluated Modern Science and Technology?” (2006)
Vilnius (Lithuania) University, “Understanding Japanese Thought and Culture” (Oct 20, 2004)
Ōtani University (1982, 1986, [Visiting Foreign Scholar Lecture and Director of Faculty-Grad Student Seminar] (1997: “Shinran and Our Postmodern Age of Mappō,” (1997) “Postmodernity and Shin Buddhist Ethics” 1999)
Japan National Museum of Ethnology (Ōsaka) “The ‘We’ Philosophy of Watsuji Tetsurō” (1997)
Ōsaka University, “The Study of Japanese Philosophy in the United States,” June 1983
Peking University, “Japanese Philosophy and East Asian Theories of the Body”(1994)
Komazawa University [Distinguished Foreign Scholar Lecture] “Phenomenology in the Western Study of Dōgen” (June 1986)
Ryūkoku University “Interpreting and Translating Shinran for Western Audiences” ( July 1986)

Lectures to Organizations (funded by respective organization):
Berggruen Institute for Philosophy and Culture, Lecture “The Traditional Shintō View of Self,” for Workshop “The Self and the Meaning of Life,” Stanford Center for Advanced Study of Behavior Sciences, Sept 16-19, 2015
Lecture “Paradigms of the Nature-Humanity Relationship and How They Influence Environmental Ethics" sponsored by Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies (Peking University), The Cen ter of Heaven and Earth (Song-Shan) Forum on Chinese and World Civilizations, Deng Feng, Sept 2013
Lecture for Inauguration of Irish Institute of Japanese Studies (University College Cork, Ireland), “Kokoro: The Heart of Japanese Culture,” September 11, 2012
Summer School for European Union Doc toral Students in Humanities and Social Sciences, Open Conversation with Dermot Moran: “Comparing Kūkai and John Scotus Eriugena” University College Cork, September 9, 2012
Plenary Address: annual meeting of History of Japanese Philosophy Forum, “The Philosophical Nature of Premodern Japanese Thought” (Kyōto University, July 23, 2012)
Asian Studies Development Program,” Hosted by School of the Art Institute of Chicago and College of DuPage (funded by the Japan Foundation), “Thinking, Believing, Practicing: The Religious and

Philosophical Imaginaries of Japanese Buddhism and Shintō,” September 16, 2012

Plenary Address: International East-West Philosophers’ conference (held every 5 years); East-West Center, Honolulu “How Does It All Fit Together?: Re-envisioning the Model of Relations in Treating Global Issues,” May 20, 2012 [Conference theme: “Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence”]
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, “Kokoro: The Heart of Japanese Art” (Atlanta) Apr 2, 2009
DePauw University, National Undergraduate Conference on Ethics, “Bringing a Japanese Perspective to Ethical Discussions” 2008
Japan Foundation Lecture (Tokyo), “What Is Japanese Philosophy?” Sept 5, 2004
Oglethrope University Museum of Art for Fukushima Keido calligraphy special exhibit

“Creativity in Japanese Art” 2003

Japan Society for Future Research, “Japan’s Future Global Role” (March 1992)
Japan-America Society of Honolulu “Understanding Japanese Culture Through Japanese Religion” (1989)
Japan-America Society of Honolulu “Japan as a Culture of Intimacy” (1991)
American Philosophical Assoc. — Eastern Division Invited Lecture “ The Response to Science in Modern Japanese Philosophy” (1986)
Kuroda Institute [Los Angeles] (1980, 82, 84)

Letures to Universities and Colleges — USA:
St. Lawrence University (MacKay Lecture), “From Detachment to Engagement: A Challenge to Howe Think, Learn, and Understand,” (April 8, 2015)
University of North Florida (Maraldo Lecture in Comparative Philosophy), “Two Kinds of Knowing: Japanese Philosophy as a Riff on Kukai’s Philosophy of Intimacy,” April 3, 2014
Boston College, “Does a Bodhi Tree Grow in Brooklyn?” (for workshop on “Interreligious Dialogue and the Cultural Shaping of Religion”), Sept 223, 2012
Gustavus Adolphus College, Hanson-Peterson Lecture on Liberal Studies, “From the Love of Wisdom to the Wisdom of Love: Rethinking Thinking in the Liberal Arts,” March 14, 2012
Gustavus Adolphus College, Speaker: Faculty Development Luncheon, “Asian Insighs into Educational Philosophy: India, China, Japan,” March 14, 2012
Wright State University: “Connecting with China: Religion and Connections” February 17, 2010

Union College, “Zen and Creativity” (January 22, 2009)

Kennesaw State University [GA], Mike Ryan Lecture, “Zen Buddhism and Creativity,” April 2, 2009

Iowa State University, “Zen and Creativity” (April 16, 2009)

Colgate University, “Zen and Creativity” (April 17, 2008)
Colgate University, “Cultures of Intimacy, Cultures of Integrity” (April 15, 2008)
University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) “Crossing Boundaries: Why Study Japanese Thought and Religion in the Core Curriculum” (2007)
Brown University, “Theories of the Spiritual Basis of Language in Japanese Philosophies” (2007)
Southern Illinois University, “Zen Buddhist Ethics of Responsiveness” (Leys Lecture in Philosophy, 2006)
Wheaton (Norton, MA) College (Martin Lecture in Religion), “Intimacy as a Theme for Understanding Japanese Religion,” 2006
Luther College “Japan as an Intimacy-dominant Culture” (2005)
University of Oregon (Jeremiah Lecture), “Zen and Pure Land: Postmodern Advice from Dōgen and Shinran,” 2003
Kennesaw State University Mike Ryan Lecture, “Shinto: Japanese Naturalism or Japanese Nationalism?” 2003
College of DuPage NEH Faculty Workshop Lecture “Reflections on Hakuin’s Autobiography,” 2003
Kent State University (Matchette Lecture) “Philosophy and Culture” 2002
Centre College [Convocation Speaker] “Zen and Creativity” 2000
University of Notre Dame “The Buddhist View of Self” 2000
Eckerd College “Japanese Philosophy and Japanese Culture” 1997
Middlesex Community College “Teaching about Japan” (1997)
Slippery Rock College, “Understanding Japanese Cultural Values” (1996)
Community Colleges of Philadelphia “Intimacy as a Motif in Japanese Culture” (1996)
Otterbein College (1993, 1995)
Penn State University, “Zen Buddhism and Creativity” (1995)
Brown University “Japanese Ethics in Comparative Context” (1992)

Institute of Buddhist Studies — GTU [Numata Lecture] (1991)

Gustavus Adolphus College “How to Think Like a Japanese” (1990)
University of Chicago Divinity School “Kūkai: Philosophizing in the Archaic” (1989)
University of Chicago Divinity School “Philosophy as Metapraxis” (1990)
UCLA “Zen Buddhist Philosophy” (1989)
Harvard Divinity School “The Buddhist Philosophy of Nothingness” (Februrary 1980)
Harvard Divinity School “Kūkai: Philosophizing in the Archaic” (1984)
Harvard Divinity School “Intimacy as a Theme in Japanese Religion) (1990)
Northwestern University “Zen Buddhism and Nāgārjuna” (1988)
St. Mary's College (MD) “Intimacy and Integrity: Philosophy as Cultural Phenomenon” (1987)
Cornell University “Intimacy as a Heuristic in Understanding Japanese Culture” (1983)
Amherst College “Nishitani Keiji’s View of History” (1984)
Smith College [Kent Lecture] “The Meaning of Person in Zen Buddhism” (1980)

Conference Presentations (2000-2012 only)
"Intimacy and Integrity: Cultural Perspectives on Nature,” paper at workshop for at Oglethorpe University, 9/24/2000

Panelist: “Trends in the Field of the Philosophy of Religion” at AAR annual meeting, Nashville, 11/19/2000

Respondent in panel about my book Intimacy or Integrity: Philosophy and Cultural Difference at joint meeting of American Catholic Philosophical Association and Society for Advancement of American Philosophy, Houston, 11/1/03
American Academy of Religion, “Watsuji Tetsurō and Continental Philosophy, ”11/22/03
Paper: “What is Japanese Philosophy?—The Approach in English-language Scholarship” Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture “International Conference on Japanese Philosophy” Nagoya, Japan 6/8/04.
Paper for International Lotus Sutra Conference “A Comparative Study of Religious Practices: Mantra, Nenbutsu, Litanies, the Kyrie, and the Jesus Prayer” Nagano, Japan 6/30/04
Three Workshop presentations for “Asian Views of Authority,” NEH-sponsored Asian Studies Development Program Institute , Honolulu: (July 22 and 23)
“Authority in East Asian Buddhism;” “Intimate Authority in Japanese Culture;” “Authority in Shintō” 7/22-23/04
Paper for East-West Philosophers Conference, “Cultivating the Mindful Heart” Honolulu, 5/5/05
Presentation for NEH Asian Studies Development Program Institute, “Intimate Authority in Japanese Shinto and Buddhism” Honolulu, 7/29/05
Paper for Annual meeting of American Academy of Religion, “Zen as a Social Ethic” Philadelphia, 11/21/05
Keynote speaker: “Zen Buddhism and Creativity” National Undergraduate Conference on East Asian Studies, Dennison College, 2/17/06
Presentation for faculty workshop: “Cultures of Intimacy and Integrity“ at South Carolina International Education Consortium/Asian Studies Development Program, Charleston, SC, 3/17/06
Presentation, annual meeting of Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, “Eliot Deutsch’s Ontological Theory of Truth,” 6/13/ 2007

Moderator of discussion and workshop on interpreting religious texts in the classroom, Annual Meeting American Academy of Religion, San Diego, 11/18/07

Paper: “Yuasa Yasuo’s Use of Western Philosophy,” at annual meeting of American Academy of Religion, Chicago, 11/3/08
Paper: “Explaining Japanese Philosophy to Western Philosophers” Frontiers in Japanese Philosophy Workshop, Barcelona, Spain, 6/5/09
Paper: “Kūkai and the Cosmos as Gesture” Gesture at Large Conference, OSU, 2/26/10
Paper: “The Ground of Translation: Issues in Translating Premodern Japanese Philosophy” Tallinn, Estonia , Frontiers Conference on Premodern Japanese Philosophy, 6/23/10
Paper: “From the Love of Wisdom to the Wisdom of Love” for Eranos Symposium (Alcona, Switzerland) on “Love and New Social Relationships” 8/26 and 8/29/2010 (public lecture)
Paper: “Spirituality in Japan: Practicing the Cultural Orientation of Intimacy” for Asian Studies Development Workshop, Univ of Wisconsin River Falls, 10/1/10
Paper: “The Intimacy of Here and Now in Japanese Culture” for workshop at Yale University on “Katō Shūichi’s Theory of the Here and Now” (Yale-Tōdai [Tokyo University] Initiative), 10/14/10
Paper: “Mapping the Bodymind,” American Society for the Study of Religion annual meeting, Santa Barbara, Apr 28, 2012
Ph. D. Advising:
Dissertation Adviser University of Hawai‘i (Philosophy)
1980 David E. ShanerThe Bodymind Experience in Japanese Buddhism: a phenomenological study of Kūkai and Dōgen”
Dissertation Adviser Ohio State University (Comparative Studies)
2012 Wamae Muriuki [“That I Should Dance On The Earth: Shinran’s Revaluation of ‘Karmic Afflictions’”]
2012 Catherine Dean-Haidet [Thanatopoesis: The Relational Matrix of Spiritual End-of-life Care”
Dissertation Co-adviser Ohio State University
2011 Ilana Maymind [Ethics in Exile: A Comparative study of Shinran and Maimonides] (co-adviser: Tamar Rudavsky)
(Current) Michael Murphy (co-adviser: Nina Berman)

2007 Sai Bhatawadekar (German Dept.) “Symptoms of Withdrawal: The threefold structure of Hegel’s and Schopenhauer’s interpretation of Hindu religion and philosophy” (co-adviser: Nina Berman)
2000 Nikki Bado-Fralic (interdisciplinary one-of-a-kind PhD) “Coming to the Edge of the Circle : a Wiccan initiation ritual” (co-adviser: Patrick Mullen)
Dissertation Committee Member at OSU:
2007 (History of Art) “Patronage, Devotion and Politics: A buddhological study of the Patola Śāhi Dynasty’s visual record” by Rebecca L. Twist
2002 (History of Art) “Protection, Power and Politics : An iconographic study of Kumārī Bāhā Maṇḍala in Kathmandu” by Janice M. Glowski
2002 (Education) “The Social Construct of the Doctor-Patient Relationship: Origins and potential for change” by Maryanna Danis Klatt
2002 (One-of-a-Kind) “The Beat Avant-garde, the 1950's, and the Popularizing of Zen Buddhism in the United States” by Jane E. Falk
2002 (Marriage and Family Counseling) “The Role of Religiosity in Forgiveness” by Tina Marie Bedell
2001 (Anthropology) “Kaimyō (Japanese Buddhist Posthumous Names) as Indicators of Social Status” by Erica Diehlmann Swarts
2000 (History of Art) “Manifesting the Mandala: A study of the core iconographic program of Newar Buddhist monasteries in Nepal” by Dina Bangdel
Ph.D. Dissertations External Reader or Committee Member
(Current) University of Oregon (philosophy), “Self as Lived Experience: a comparison among phenomenology, clinical psychology, and Nishida Kitarō” (tentative title) by Elizabeth Grosz
2006 Purdue (philosophy) “William James and Kitarō Nishida on ‘Pure Experience,’ Consciousness, and Moral Psychology” by Joel W. Krueger
2005 Graduate Theological Union (Institute for Buddhist Studies) “Visions of Awakening Space and Time: Dōgen and the Lotus Sutra” by Taigen Daniel Leighton
2004 Graduate Theological Union Berkeley “Through Nothingness to Freedom: Nishitani Keiji's dialectical path to the true self” by Peter Suares
1994 Massey University (New Zealand, philosophy and East Asian Studies) Before Our Very Eyes : Miura Baien and the ten thousand things" by Rosemary Mercer
Doctoral Adviser:
(Current) Bishal Karna
M.A. Theses Advised: ( OSU Comparative Studies)
2012 “Vision and Presence: Seeing the Buddha in the Early Buddhist and Pure Land Traditions.” By Gregory Shonk (M.A. in East Asian Studies)

2010 “The Blues, Han, and Downpression: A comparative cultural study of three liberation theologies” by Keith Padgett

2009 “Being a Person: The Ethics of Watsuji Tetsurō and Immanuel Kant” by Sumiko Eguchi
2008 “Sound, Spirit, Synapses: Cognitive Science of Music and Chant in Sufism and Indian Tantrism” by Alice Noonan
2008 “Nihon no Katekizumu (1581): A translation and analysis” by Natsumi Hirota
2007 “Narratives of Women Healers: spirituality, subjectivity, and care of the dying by Catherine A. Dean-Haidet
2005This Very Body Is the Buddha : the reworking of a common tradition in the thought of Kūkai and Dōgen” by Wamae Wachanga Muriuki
2001 “Inward Christian Soldiers: American Protestant fundamentalist rhetoric from the Great War to the Scopes Trial” by Jeffrey Brian Motter
2001 “Modern German Theology at the Crooked Crux: theological foundations of the Protestant Kirchenkampf during National Socialism” by James Michael Donahue
2000 “Revolution and Restoration; Resolution and Revelation : authority and social change among Zionists and Japanese Nativists” by Brian E. Saharack
1999 “Money, Merit, and Luck : a comparative cultural interpretation of the religious practices of the Cult of King Chulalongkorn Rama V” by Donald Jason Slone
1996 “The Sexual Categorization of Women and Reproductive Limitation in Japan” by Jennifer E. Nakayama
1996 “The Relationship Between Skepticism and Epistemological Relativism in the ‘Qi Wu Lun’ Chapter of the Zhuang Zi” by John Lansing Trowbridge
External M.A. Thesis reader:
2004 McGill University (Religious Studies), M.A. thesis on Dōgen by Joseph Markowski
Undergraduate Honors Theses Advised at OSU
2009 “The Reluctant Storyteller” by Andrew Paluch
2005 “Ethnic Identity among East Asian Immigrants : The function of ethno-religious groups” by Woo Joong Kang
2002 “Mind and Body in Theory and Practice : Experience of loss and wholeness” by Laura Burt
1994 “Interpretation as Praxis: A metapractical comparison of the rabbis, Sunni Tafsir, and Sōtō Zen Buddhist Kattō” by Judson Murray

Examples of Professional Service to Community and Public Humanities
Part of three-person panel on All Sides with Ann Fisher on WOSU, “Shariah Law and Muslim Women”

May 13, 2014

Half-hour interview on “Japanese Philosophy” for Australian Broadcasting Company Radio show “Philosopher’s Zone,” Oct 9, 2010
Interviewed by the popular Dutch journal, Filosofie Magazine in relation to the theories I outlined in the Intimacy or Integrity. The article by Annewieke Vroom was entitled, ‘Je Bent Je Relaties.’(nummer 7, Sept 2004, pp. 31-33)
Ohio State Attorney General Office: Expert witness on state motto (“With God All Things Are Possible”) constitionality case (1997)
Campus Partners Advisory Committee (1996-98)
Over two dozen presentations to religious communities about comparative religion

Representative Institutional Service (OSU)
Leadership role in institutional, curricular development

Ad-hoc College Planning Committee to establish East Asian American Studies program (chair)

Ad-hoc College Planning Committee to establish Latina/Latino American Studies program (chair)

Ad-hoc College Planning Committee for establishing a Humanities Center (chair)

Ad-hoc College Planning Committee for establishing a Center for the Study of Religion (acting chair, 1st meeting)
Department/Program Chair/Director

Director, Center for the Study of Religion (2013-current)

Chair, MA program in East Asian Studies (2008-2010)

Department Chair pro-tempore, DEALL, four P&T cases for promotion to full professor (2009)

Chair, Division/Department of Comparative Studies (1995-98)

Founding Director, Institute for Collaborative Research and Public Humanities [“Humanities Institute”] (1996-97)

Chair, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (1993-95)
Committee service: (representative examples)

University Promotion and Tenure Committee (2012-current)

Graduate School: University Fellowship Selection Committee (2011)

FLAS Selection Committee (four times)

OSU Faculty Senate member (alternatereplacement) (1997-98)

College of Humanities (& Arts), Promotion and Tenure Committee (1992-93; 2007-10,chair 2009-10)

University Search Committee for Woodrow Hayes Chair in Strategic Studies

Clusters of Interdisciplinary Research on International Themes (CIRIT) Steering Committe, University Office of International Affairs (2006-8)

University Library Committee

OSU Fulbright Fellowship Selection Committee for graduate students

College of Humanities Executive Committee

College of Humanities Library Committee

Advisory Committee to Department Chair

Department Promotion and Tenure Committee (chair, 3 times)

P&T Committee Member in NELC and in DEALL (2000)

Department Teaching Committee

Department Graduate Studies Committee

Ad-hoc Department Committee on Teaching Load

Departmental Job Search Committees (chair, 4 times)

Coordinator, Undergraduate Religious Studies Program (2012-current)

Thomas P. Kasulis—List of Publications
Books—single author
Shinto: The Way Home. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Pr., 2004.

*Nominated for annual Grawemeyer Award {“Best Book in Religion”}, 2008

Spanish translation: Shinto: El Camino a Casa, Raquel Bouso, trans. Madrid: Trotta Editorial, 2011.

Japanese translation : 神道 [Shinto] Kinugasa Masaaki [衣笠正晃], trans. Moriya Tomoe [守屋友江], supervising trans. Tokyo: Chikuma shobō, chikumagakugeibunko series, 2014

Intimacy or Integrity: Philosophy and Cultural Difference. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Pr., 2002.

[1998 Gilbert Ryle Lectures].

Italian translation: Intimità o Integrità: Filosofia e differenza culturale. Giovanni Lapis, trans. Milan: Mimesis, 2015.

Japanese trans. forthcoming, July 2016

Zen Action/Zen Person. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Pr., 1981.

French translation: Le visage originel ou l'individu dans le bouddhisme zen. Trans. Bénédicte Niogret. Paris: Les Deux Océans, 1993.


Co-editor (with James W. Heisig and John C. Maraldo). Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Pr., 2011. {Spanish translation forthcoming mid-2015 by Herder Press}.

*Designated by Choice (American Library Association) an “Outstanding Academic Book of 2012”

*One of twelve books awarded “Outstanding Reference Source” for 2012 by Reference and User Services Association (American Library Association)

*International Convention of Asian Studies, Social Sciences Reading Committee, Accolade for best edited volume (biennial award 2011-13)

Co-editor (with Roger T. Ames and Wimal Dissanayake). Self as Body in Asian Theory and Practice. Albany: State University of New York Pr., 1993.

_____. Self as Person in Asian Theory and Practice. Albany: State University of New York Pr., 1994.
_____. Self as Image in Asian Theory and Practice. Albany: State University of New York Pr., 1998.
Co-editor (with Robert Cummings Neville). The Recovery of Philosophy in America: Essays in Honor of John Edwin Smith. Albany: State University of New York Pr., 1997.
Editor and Co-translator (with Shigenori Nagatomo). Yuasa Yasuo's The Body: Toward an Eastern Mind-Body Theory. Albany: State University of New York Pr., 1987.

Articles and Book Chapters
"Zen Buddhism, Freud, and Jung." Eastern Buddhist NS 10.1 (May 1977): 68-91.

German translation: "Zen-Buddhismus, Freud, und Jung." Psychotherapie, Meditation, Gestalt. Ed. Hilarion Petzold. Paderborn: Junfermann-Verlag, 1983; reprinted in English: Self and Liberation: The Jung-Buddhism Dialogue. Ed. Robert L. Moore and Daniel J. Meckel. NY: Paulist Pr., 1992.

"The Absolute and Relative in Taoist Philosophy." Journal of Chinese Philosophy. 4 (Dec 1977): 383-94.
“禅: その現象学的なもの” [Zen — its phenomenological aspects]. Trans. Yamamoto Seijaku, Risō, No. 544 (Aug 1978).
“The Two Strands of Nothingness in Zen Buddhism” International Philosophical Quarterly. 4 (Mar 1979): 61-72.
"Truth and Zen" [comparing theories of truth in Aristotle/Thomas Aquinas with Hui-neng/Linji/Dōgen]. Philosophy East and West 30.4 (Oct 1980): 453-464.
"Questioning" [on teaching seminars]. Art and Craft of Teaching. Ed. Margaret Morganroth Gullette. Cambridge: Harvard University Pr., 1982. 38-48.
"Reference and Symbol in Plato's Cratylus and Kūkai's Shōjijissōgi." Philosophy East and West, 32.4 (Oct 1982): 393-405.
“身体のパラダイム: ひとつの比較分析” [Paradigms of the body: a comparative analysis]. Trans. Matsueda Tōru, Shisō, No. 682 (Aug 1982): 115-26.
"Enlightenment and the Body in Zen." The Middle Way. 58:1 (May 1983).
“Kōbō Daishi and Karl Rahner: The Ground of Spirituality." 弘法大師の現代 [Kōbō daishi today]. Ed. Goenki kinen shuppan hensan iinkai.Tokyo: Chikuma shobō, 1984. 57-74.
“The Study of Japanese Thought in the United States." Nihongakuhō 3. Institute of Japanese Studies, Osaka University, 1984. 1-9.
"Master Dōgen's Presence." Ten Directions (magazine), March 1982.
"Guest Forum" [on researching Japanese values through humanistic studies]. Japan Times, 1/16/85.
"The Incomparable Philosopher: Dōgen on How to Read the Shōbōgenzō." in William LaFleur (editor), Dōgen Studies. Ed. William LaFleur. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Pr., 1985). 83-98.
"Nirvāṇa." Encyclopedia of Religion. Ed. Micea Eliade. NY: Macmillan/Free Press, 1986. v 10: 448-456. Reprint: Buddhism and Asian History. Ed. Joseph M. Kitagawa and Mark D. Cummings. NY: Macmillan, 1989. 395-408. Reprint: Encyclopedia of Religion. 2nd edition. Ed. Lindsay Jones. NY: Thomson Gale, 2005. v.10, 6628-6635.
"Religion and Politics: Cultural Background of Sōkagakkai." Movements and Issues in World Religions: Sourcebook and Analysis of Developments Since 1945. Eds. Charles Fu and G. Spiegler. NY: Greenwood Pr., 1987. 301-308.
“米国における道元研究と増大しつつあるハアメヌーチクスの影響" [The increasing influence of hermeneutics on Dōgen studies in the United States]. Trans. Nara Yasuaki. Komazawa daigaku bukkyōgakubu ronshū. 18 (Oct 1987): 39-56.
"Truth Words: The Basis of Kūkai's Theory of Interpretation." Buddhist Hermeneutics. Ed. Donald Lopez. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Pr., 1988. 257-72.
"On Knowing the Mystery: Kūkai and Thomas Aquinas" [on mantra and verbum]. Buddhist-Christian Studies. 8 (1988): 37-45.
"Introduction" to special issue on "Philosophy and Humor: East and West." Philosophy East and West. 39.3 (1989): 239-41.
"Foreword" to Robert E. Carter. The Nothingness Beyond God: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Nishida Kitaro. NY: Paragon House, 1989. ix-xvii.
"Whence and Whither: Philosophical Reflections on Nishitani's View of History." The Religious Philosophy of Nishitani Keiji: Encounter with Emptiness. Ed. Taitetsu Unno. Berkeley: Asian Humanities Pr., 1989. 259-278.
"Intimacy: A General Orientation in Japanese Religious Values." Philosophy East and West. 40.4 (Oct 1990): 433-449.
“解説" [Commentary] to Yuasa Yasuo's身体:東洋的な心身論と現代” [The body: Eastern mind-body theories and the modern age]. Tokyo: Kodansha gakujutsu bunko, 1990. [From "Editor's Introduction" to Yuasa's The Body (cited above under "Books")].
“Learning Philosophy as Plato Did—Not by Reading but by Conversing.” Point of View Section, The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 31, 1991. Available in Chronicle archives:
"Philosophical and Religious Aspects of Japanese Behavior." Roots of Japanese Behavior. Honolulu: Japan-America Society of Honolulu, 1990.
"Kūkai: Philosophizing in the Archaic." Myth and Philosophy. Eds. Frank Reynolds and David Tracy. NY: State Univerisity of New York Pr., 1990. 131-50.
"Does East Asian Buddhism Have an Ethical System?" Journal of Religious Philosophy. Kyoto: Zen Buddhism Today, 1990. 41-60.
"The Origins of the Question: Four Traditional Japanese Philosophies of Language." Culture and Modernity: East-west Philosophic Perspectives. Ed. Eliot Deutsch. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Pr., 1991/ 213-226.
"[Japan's Future] Cultural and Social Influences." Japan's Global Role. Honolulu: Japan-America Society of Honolulu, 1992. 126-41.
"The Body — Japanese Style." Self as Body in Asian Theory and Practice. Eds. Thomas P. Kasulis with Roger T. Ames and Wimal Dissanayake. NY: State University of New York Pr., 1992. 299-319.
“Introduction.” ibid, xi-xxii.
"Teaching Students, Not Courses." A View From the Academy: Liberal Arts Professors on Excellent Teaching. Ed. Thomas Warren. NY: University Press of America, 1992. 123-28.
"Philosophy as Metapraxis." Discourse and Praxis. Ed. Frank Reynolds and David Tracy. Albany: State University of New York Pr., 1992. 169-96.
"Hypocrisy in the Self-Understanding of Religions." Inter-Religious Models and Criteria. Ed. J. Kellenberger. NY: St. Martin's Pr., 1993. 151-65.
“Thus Have I Read: Philosophical reflections on Translating Shinran” Papers of the Sixth Biennial Conference of the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies. Kyoto: Ōtani University, 1993. (editor, not peer, reviewed)
"Strata of the Japanese Self." Self as Person in Asian Theory and Practice. Eds. Roger T. Ames with Wimal Dissanayake and Thomas P. Kasulis. NY: State University of New York Pr., 1994. 87-106.
"Sushi, Science, and Spirituality: Modern Japanese Philosophy and Its Views of Western Science." Philosophy East and West 45.2 (April 1995): 227-48. Reprint: Voices of Wisdom: A Multicultural Philosophy Reader. Ed. Gary E. Kessler. 6th edition. Belmonst, CA: Wadsworth Pr., 2006. 403-415.
“Reality as Embodiment: An Analysis of Kūkai’s Sokushinjōbutsu and Hosshin Seppō.” Religious Reflections on the Human Body. Ed. Jane Marie Law. Bloomington: Indiana University Pr., 1995. 166-85.
“Tradition, Community and Context in Japanese Zen Buddhism and Latin American Roman Catholicism.” Dialogue and Alliance 10.1 (Spring/Summer 1996): 15-35. Reprint: The Ideal in the World's Religions: Essays on the person, family, society, and environment. Eds. Robert Carter and Sheldon Isenberg. St. Paul, Minn : Paragon House, 1997.
“Intimations of Religious Experience and Interreligious Truth.” The Recovery of Philosophy in America: Essays in Honor of John Edwin Smith. Eds. Thomas P. Kasulis and Robert Cummings Neville. Albany: State University of New York Pr., 1997. 39-57.
“The Buddhist Concept of Self.” A Companion to World Philosophies. Eds. Eliot Deutsch and Ron Bontekoe. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers Ltd, 1997. 400-409.
“Zen and Artistry.” Self as Image in Asian Theory and Practice. Eds. Roger T. Ames with Thomas P. Kasulis and Wimal Dissanayake. Albany: State University of New York Pr., 1998. 357-71.
“Japanese Philosophy.” Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Ed. Edward Craig. NY: Routledge, 1998. Also found at Reprint: Shorter Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Ed. Edward Craig. NY: Routledge, 2005.
Entries “Logic in Japan,” “Kūkai,” “Dōgen,” “Motoori Norinaga,” “Seng Zhao,” and “fa.” Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. ibid.
“Masao Abe as D. T. Suzuki’s Philosophical Successor.” Masao Abe: A Zen Life. Ed. Donald W. Mitchell. Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle, 1998. 251-59.
“Ch’an Spirituality. Buddhist Spirituality: Later China, Korea, Japan, and the Modern World. Ed. Takeuchi Yoshinori (in association with James W. Heisig, Paul L. Swanson, and Joseph S. O’Leary). Volume 9 of World Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest. NY: Crossroad Publishing Company, 1999, 24-32.
“The Impact of Buddhism in the Nara Period” ibid. 144-55.
“Under the Bodhi Tree: An Idealized Paradigm of Buddhist Transformation and Liberation.” The Sound of Liberating Truth: Buddhist Christian Dialogues in Honor of Frederick J. Streng. Eds. Sallie B. King and Paul O. Ingram. Richmond, Surrey, England: Curzon Pr., 1999. 207-219.
“The Momentous and the Momentary,” Ibid. 239-243.
“The Truth: Eliot Deutsch’s Ontological Theory.” The Aesthetic Turn: Reading Eliot Deutsch on Comparative Philosophy. Ed. Roger T. Ames. Chicago: Open Court, 2000). 43-58.
“Shin Buddhist Ethics in Our Postmodern Age of Mappō.The Eastern Buddhist 33.1 (2001): 16-37. Japanese version: “ポストモダン社会における真宗倫理Ōtani Gakuhō, 79:3, July 2000, pp.1-17. (Robert Rhodes, trans.)
“Introduction.” to John W. Schroeder. Skillful Means: The Heart of Buddhist Compassion. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Pr., 2001. ix-xvii.
“Healing: The Body as Site of Medical and Religious Interaction.” Technology and Cultural Values: On the Edge of the Third Millennium. Ed. Peter D. Hershock. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Pr., 2003. 462-77.
“Japanese Philosophy.” The Cambridge History of Philosophy 1870-1945. Ed. Thomas Baldwin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Pr., 2003, 513-520.
“Cultural Differentiation in Buddhist Ethics.” A Companion to Religious Ethics. Ed. William Schweiker. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004. 297-311.
"Japanese Philosophy in the English-speaking World." Japanese Philosophy Abroad. Ed. James W. Heisig. Nagoya, Japan: Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture, 2004. 63-83. Translated into Bosnian: “Japanska filozofijz na engleskom govornom području.” Trans. and Ed. Nevad Kahteran. Dialog (Sarajevo 2006) 3-4. 117-135.
“History of Thought in Japan” Nanzan Guide to Japanese Religion. Eds. Paul L. Swanson and Clark Chilson. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Pr., 2006. 309-322.
“Zen as a Social Ethics of Responsiveness.” Journal of Buddhist Ethics. vol. 13 (2006). On-line journal,
“Reading D. T. Suzuki Today.” The Eastern Buddhist. 38.1&2 (2007): 41-57.
“Cultivating the Mindful Heart: What We May Learn from the Japanese Philosophy of Kokoro.Educations and Their Purposes: A Conversation among Cultures. Eds. Roger T. Ames and Peter D. Hershock. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Pr., 2008. 142-156.

Reprinted in Paul L. Swanson (ed.). Brain Science and Kokoro. Nagoya , Japan: Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture, 2011, 1-20.
“Japanese Philosophy.” Encyclopedia Britannica (on-line and on CD), 2009
"Responsiveness and Responsibility: Bringing a Japanese Perspective to Ethical Discussions." The 2008 Undergraduate Ethics Symposium: Multiple Approaches to Ethical Issues. Greencastle, IN: The Prindle Institute for Ethics, DePauw University, 2009.
“Writing a History of Japanese Philosophy: What I Have Learned.” Whither Japanese Philosophy? Ed. Takahiro Nakajima. UTCP Booklet no. 11. Tokyo: The University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy, 2009.
“Helping Western Readers Understand Japanese Philosophy.”Frontiers of Japanese Philosophy 6: Confluences and Cross-Currents. Eds.Raquel Bouso García and James W. Heisig. Nagoya, Japan: Nanzan Institute of Religion and Culture, 2009. 215-33. Also available at
“中国の禅(Chan)から日本の禅(Zen)へ: 伝達における異文化間作用” [From Chinese Chan to Japanese Zen: the function of cultural change in transmission]. Journal of Chinese Society and Culture (中国: 社会と文化). Trans. Saitō Kishi. vol. 24 (Sept 2009): 4-16.
“Foreword.” Erin McCarthy. Ethics Embodied: Rethinking Selfhood through Continental, Japanese, and Feminist Philosophies. Plymouth, UK: Lexington Books, 2010. pp. ix-xv.
“The Ground of Translation: Issues in Translating Premodern Japanese Philosophy.” Frontiers of Japanese Philosophy 7: Classical Japanese Philosophy. Eds. James W. Heisig and Rein Raud. Nagoya, Japan: Nanzan Institute of Religion and Culture, 2010. 7-38. Also available at
“Foreword” for Steve Bein, Purifying Zen: Watsuji Tetsurō’s Shamon Dōgen. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2011, pp. ix-xiii.

Does a Bodhi Tree Grow in Brooklyn?: The U.S. Engagement with Buddhism” in Catherine Cornille and Stephanie Corigliano (eds) Cascade Books, 2012, pp. 116-36

“From the Love of Wisdom to the Wisdom of Love: Re-envisioning Our Philosophical Foundations of Interrelationship,” Eranos Yearbook 70: 2009/2010/2011 Love on a Fragile Thread. Edited by Fabio Merlini, Lawrence E. Sullivan, Riccardo Bernardini, and Kate Olson. Einsiedeln, Switzerland: Daimon Verlag, 2012, pp. 505-24.

“前近代日本思想の哲学的性質” [The philosophic character of premodern Japanese thought], 日本の哲学, [Japanese Philosophy], vol. 13, 2012, pp. 10-27.
“Why Shinran is Philosophically Interesting” in Mark Blum, et al. (eds). Buddhist Tradition and Human Life: Perspectives toward Research on Shinran’s Thought.Committee for the Publication of a Festschrift in Honor of Yasutomi Shin’ya (eds.) Kyoto: Hōzōkan, 2014, 213-33.
“The Mosaic and the Jigsaw Puzzle:,” in Roger T. Ames and Peter D. Hershock (eds.), Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence , Univ. of Hawaiʽi Pr, 2014, pp. 50-82.

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