Mon/Wed: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
- AST 401 (Mon/Wed: 12:40 pm – 2:30 pm)
- AST 132 (Tue/Thur: 10:00 am – 11:50 am)
- AST 325-J (Tue/Thur: 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm)
- 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
- Confucius in East Asia: Confucianism’s History in China, Korea, Japan, and Viet Nam. Revised and expanded 2nd edition. New York: Columbia University Press for the Association for Asian Studies, 2022.
- “Using Film to Teach about Compressed Modernity in East Asian Religions.” Journal of Religion and Film 26/2 (2022)
- Chinese Influences on Japanese Religious Traditions (editor), special issue of Religions, vol. 12 (2021)
- “Daoist Cosmogony in the Kojiki 古事記 Preface.” Religions 12/9 (2021): 761.
- “The Comma at the End of the Silk Road: Magatama and the Development of an Early Eastern Eurasian Ornamental Motif.” Sino-Platonic Papers 299 (March 2020): 1-33.
- “The Power of Fan: Reversal, Rebellion, and Return in the Star Wars Saga.” Unbound: A Journal of Digital Scholarship 1/1 (2019).
- “My Students and Asia: Then and Now.” Education About Asia 23/3 (Winter 2018): 16-20.
- “‘Honor the Power Within’: Daoist Wizards, Popular Culture, and Contemporary Japan’s Spiritual Crisis.” In Ken Koltun-Fromm and Assaf Gamzou, eds., Comics and Sacred Texts: Reimagining Religion and Graphic Narratives (Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2018), 172-192.
- “Confucius.” In Tim Wright, ed., Oxford Bibliographies in Chinese Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018).
- Daoism in Japan: Chinese Traditions and Their Influence on Japanese Religious Culture (editor and contributor) (London and New York: Routledge, 2015).
- “Society and Culture: Confucianism in East Asia Today.” In Anne Prescott, ed., East Asia in the World: An Introduction (London and New York: Routledge, 2015), 174-184.
- The Sage Returns: Confucian Revival in Contemporary China (co-editor [with Kenneth J. Hammond] and contributor) (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2015).
- “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.