Dr. Jeffrey L. Richey
Associate Professor of Religion and Asian Studies;
Chair of Asian Studies Program
Draper, Room 204C
At Berea College since 2002
Monday: 8:00 – 10:20 a.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 – 10:20 a.m.
Other meeting times available by appointment.
Class Schedule, Spring 2014:
- AST 260 (Mon/Wed: 10:00 – 11:50 am)
- GSTR 410F (Tue/Thur: 10:00 – 11:50 am)
- REL 100 (Tue/Thur: 8:00 – 9:50 am)
- REL 260 (Mon/Wed: 10:00 – 11:50 am)
- B.A. Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1994
- M.T.S. Religions of the World, Harvard University, 1997
- Ph.D. Cultural and Historical Study of Religions, Graduate Theological Union, 2000
- REL 100: Religion in Global Context
- AST/REL 132: Religions of China
- AST/REL 135: Religions of Japan
- AST/REL 260: Buddhism
- AST/REL 308: Themes in Asian Traditions (topics vary)
- Buddhism in Japan (spring 2011)
- Laozi and Its Legacies (spring 2005)
- Religion in Chinese Literature and Film (spring 2010)
- Religion in Early Japan (spring 2007)
- Religion in Japanese Literature and Film (spring 2013)
- GSTR 410: Senior Seminar in Contemporary Global Issues
- Confucian and Daoist traditions in East Asia
- onmyōdō 陰陽道
- Sino-Japanese cultural exchange in antiquity
- “Jackie Chan as Confucian Critic: Contemporary Popular Confucianism in China.” In John M. Thompson, ed., Sacred Matters, Stately Concerns: Essays on Faith and Politics in Asia (New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2014), 169-180.
- “Confucius.” In Kerry Brown, ed., Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group, 2014), 1:44-58.
- Confucius in East Asia: Confucianism’s History in China, Korea, Japan, and Viet Nam (Ann Arbor, MI: Association for Asian Studies, 2013).
- The Patheos Guide to Confucianism (Denver, CO: Patheos Press, 2012).
- “New Views of Early Japanese Religions.” Religious Studies Review 37/2 (2011): 93-96.
- “I, Robot: Self as Machine in the Liezi.” In Jeffrey Dippmann and Ronnie Littlejohn, eds., Riding the Wind with Liezi: New Scholarship on the Daoist Classic (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2011), 193-208.
- Teaching Confucianism (editor and contributor) (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008).
- “Master and Disciple in the Analects.” In David Jones, ed., Confucius Now: Contemporary Encounters with the Analects (Chicago: Open Court Publishing Company, 2008), 243-251.
- “Lost and Found Theories of Law in Early China.” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 49/3 (2006): 329-343.
- “A Confucian Pluralist Ethic? Some Clues from the Analects.” International Review of Chinese Religion and Philosophy 6 (March 2001): 39-48.
- “Enduring Myths and Emerging Trends in the Study of Early Chinese Philosophy and Religion.” Asian Studies Newsletter 46/1 (February 2001): 13.
- “Ascetics and Aesthetics in the Analects,” Numen 47 (May 2000): 161-174.