Dogen Studies

A Bow to Women’s Wisdom (Buddhadharma, 2013)

A Day in the Life: Two Recent Works on Dogen’s Shobogenzo “Gyoji” [Sustained Practice] Fascicle (Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, 2008)

After the Storm: Matsumoto Shiro’s Transition from “Critical Buddhism” to Critical Theology (Review article: Matsumoto, Dogen shiso ron) (Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, 2001)

“Critical Buddhism” (Hihan Bukkyo) and the Debate Concerning the 75-fascicle and 12-fascicle Shobogenzo Texts (Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, 1994)

Did Dogen Go to China? Problematizing Dogen’s Relation to Ju-ching and Chinese Ch’an (Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, 2003)

Dogen: His Life, Religion, and Poetry (Education About Asia, 2015)

Dogen and the Japanese Religio-Aesthetic Tradition (The Eastern Buddhist, 1989)

The Dogen Canon: Dogen’s Pre-Shobogenzo Writings and the Question of Change in His Later Works (Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, 1997)

Ishii Shudo’s Contributions to Dogen Studies: Examining Chinese Influences on the Kana and Kanbun Texts (Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, 2014)

石井修道の道元研究への貢献: 道元の仮名・漢文テキストに見える中国禅の影響を検証する Ishii Shudo’s Contributions to Dogen Studies: Examining Chinese Influences on the Kana and Kanbun Texts, Translation (Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, forthcoming)

Just Sitting and Just Saying: The Hermeneutics of Dogen’s Realization-Based View of Language (Religions, 2021)

Koans in Dogen Tradition: How and Why Dogen Does What He Does with Koans (Philosophy East and West, 2004)

Multiple Dimensions of Impermanence in Dogen’s “Genjokoan” (Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, 1981)

Temporality of Hermeneutics in Dogen’s “Shobogenzo” (Philosophy East and West, 1983)

When Dogen Went to China: Chan Poetry He Did and Did Not Write (Hsiang Lectures on Chinese Poetry, 2012)

“When Mountains Can No Longer Be Seen”: A Critical History of Interpretations of an Ambiguous Shōbōgenzō Sentence (Journal of Chan Buddhism, 2021)

The Man Who Redefined Zen (Lion’s Roar, 2021)

History and Thought of Zen Buddhism

Poetry as Philosophy in Song-Dynasty Chan Buddhist Discourse (Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 2023)

After Taking a Few Small Detours: Notes from the Zen Overground (Humanities and Social Sciences Online)

A Critical Survey of Works on Zen since Yampolsky (Philosophy East and West, 2007)

Does a Dog Have Buddha-Nature? Well, Yes and No (Lion’s Roar, 2011)

Does Even a Rat Have Buddha-Nature? Analyzing Key-Phrase (Huatou) Rhetoric for the Wu Gongan (Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 2015)

Does the Koan Have Buddha-Nature?: The Zen Koan as Religious Symbol (Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 1990)

Philosophical and Rhetorical Modes in Zen Discourse: Contrasting Nishida’s Logic and Koan Poetry (Buddhist-Christian Studies, 1997)

Putting the ‘Fox’ Back into the ‘Wild Fox Koan’: On the Intersection of Philosophical and Popular Religious Elements in the Ch’an/Zen (Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, 1996)

The Rhetoric of Orthodoxy and Power: Bernard Faure on the Twofold Nature of Chan/Zen Discourse (Religious Studies Review, 1999)

The Role of Live Performance in the Gongan Commentary of the Blue Cliff Record: Reflections on John McRae’s Remarks about a Seminal Chan Buddhist Text (Pacific World Journal, 2016)

Soto Zen and the Inari Cult: Symbiotic and Exorcistic Trends in Buddhist Folk Religious Amalgamations (Pacific World Journal, 1994)

Unintended Baggage? Rethinking Yuanwu Keqin’s View of the Role of Language in Chan Gongan Discourse (Frontiers of History in China, 2013)

When There are no More Cats to Argue About: Chan Buddhist Views of Animals in Relation to Universal Buddha-Nature (Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 2018)

Yes! We Have No Buddha Nature: Three Recent Publications on Zen Dialogues (Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, 2010)

What is Koan? (Lion’s Roar, 2008)

Wumen (Brill’s Encyclopedia of Buddhism Volume II: Lives, 2019)

The Zen Notion of “Mind”-Or, is it “No-Mind”: Critical Reflections on Dale Wright’s Philosophical Meditations (Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, 2004).

Asian Religion in Contemporary Culture: East & West

A New Book of Japanese Sources (Philosophy East and West, 2013)

Bob Dylan’s Zen Garden: Cross-Cultural Currents in His Approach to Religiosity (Japan Studies Review, 2010)

Ch’an Buddhist Kung-ans as Models for Interpersonal Behavior (Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 2003)

The Development of a Japanese Studies Program at Florida International University (Japan Studies Review, 2006)

From Art of War to Attila the Hun: A Critical Survey of Recent Works on Philosophy/Spirituality and Business Leadership (Philosophy East and West, 2008)

Is Masao Abe an Original Thinker? (Buddhist-Christian Studies, 1997)

Motion and Emotion in Medieval Japanese Buddhism (Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 1998)

Obituary: A Remembrance of Rabbi Ezekiel Nissim Musleah, (1927-2020) (Journal of Indo-Judaic Studies, 2020)

Overcome by Modernity? Three Works by and About Takeuchi Yoshimi (Journal of Japanese Studies, 2007)

The Flower Blossoms’ Without Why’: Beyond the Heidegger-Kuki Dialogue on Contemplative Language (The Eastern Buddhist, 1990)

Tragedy and Salvation in the Floating World: Chikamatsu’s Double Suicide Drama as Millenarian Discourse (Journal of Asian Studies, 1994)

Zen in the Workplace: Applying Anti-Structure to Enhance Structure (Global Business Languages, 2004)