Religion Program

Jeffrey L. Richey

Associate Professor of Religion and Asian Studies;

Chair of Asian Studies Program

Draper, Room 204C
CPO 1882

Office Hours: MW 12-2 PM or by appointment

Phone: 859-985-3186
Fax: 859-985-3906


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At Berea College since 2002


  • 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
  • Faculty and Curriculum Development Seminar on Japan, University of Pennsylvania, 2006-07

Selected Publications

  • Taoism in Japan: Chinese Traditions and Their Influence on Japanese Religious Culture (editor and contributor) (London and New York: Routledge, forthcoming).
  • “Society and Culture: Confucianism in East Asia Today.” In Anne Prescott, ed., Introduction to East Asia (Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, forthcoming).
  • The Sage Returns: Confucian Revival in Contemporary China (co-editor and contributor) (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, forthcoming).
  • “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.

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