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Jeff Richey
Dr. Jeffrey L. Richey
Professor of Asian Studies|Asian Studies
Office Location
Office Hours
  • Mon/Wed: 10 a.m. – noon
Class Schedules
  • AST 135 (Mon/Wed: 8:00 am – 9:50 am)
  • GSTR 410 E (Tue/Thur: 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm)
  • GSTR 410 F (Mon/Wed: 12:40 pm – 2:30 pm)

Jeffrey L. Richey is Professor of Asian Studies at Berea College, where he has taught courses about Chinese and Japanese intellectual and religious history and culture since 2002. Educated at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (B.A., 1994), Harvard University (M.T.S., 1997), and the Graduate Theological Union’s cooperative program with the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D., 2000), he has authored and edited numerous scholarly works in the field of East Asian studies. Dr. Richey’s publications include Daoism in Japan: Chinese Traditions and Their Influence on Japanese Religious Culture (Routledge, 2015), The Sage Returns: Confucian Revival in Contemporary China (SUNY Press, 2015), Confucius in East Asia: Confucianism’s History in China, Korea, Japan, and Viet Nam (Association for Asian Studies, 2013), and Teaching Confucianism (Oxford University Press, 2008), as well as many articles in academic journals and encyclopedias. His teaching interests focus on cultural continuity and transformation in East Asia, particularly as seen through popular culture, religious practice, and social values.

  • 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
Publications & Works