Bernard Faure (born 1948) is a Franco-American author and scholar of Asian religions, who focuses on Chan/Zen and Japanese esoteric Buddhism. His work draws on cultural theory, anthropology, and gender studies.[1] He is currently a Kao Professor of Japanese Religion at Columbia University and an Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies (and formerly Professor of Chinese Religions) at Stanford University.[2] He also previously taught at Cornell University, and has been a visiting a professor at the University of Tokyo, the University of Sydney, and the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris.[3][4] He co-founded the Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford University[5] and the ARC: Asian Religions and Cultures Series within Stanford University Press. He is also the founder and co-director of the Columbia Center for Buddhism and East Asian Religions (C-BEAR).[6] His work has been translated into several Asian and European languages.

EducationEdit

Faure graduated from the Institut d’Études Politiques as well as the École Nationale des Langues Orientales Vivantes in Paris and received a Doctorat d’État from the Université de Paris-VII in 1984.[7] He also conducted research at Kyoto University for many years.[8]

Bibliography [9]Edit

Faure has written a number of books in French and English, including:

  • The Fluid Pantheon, University of Hawaii Press (2015)[10][11]
  • Protectors and Predators, University of Hawaii Press (2015)[12][13]
  • Le Traité de Bodhidharma: Première Anthologie du Chan, Le Seuil (2012)
  • L’imaginaire Zen: L’Univers Mental d’un Moine Bouddhiste Japonais, Les Belles Lettres (2010)
  • Unmasking Buddhism, Wiley-Blackwell (2008)[14]
  • Bouddhisme et Violence, Le Cavalier Bleu (2008)[15]
  • The Power of Denial: Buddhism, Purity and Gender, Princeton University Press (2003)[16][17]
  • Double Exposure: Cutting against Western and Buddhist Discourses, Stanford University Press (2003)[18][19]
  • The Red Thread: Buddhist Approaches to Sexuality, Princeton University Press (1998)[20][21]
  • The Will to Orthodoxy: A Critical Genealogy of Northern Chan Buddhism, Stanford University Press (1997)[22][23]
  • Chan Insights and Oversights: an Epistemological Critique of the Chan Tradition, Princeton University Press (1996)[24]
  • Visions of Power: Imagining Medieval Japanese Buddhism, Princeton University Press (1996)[25][26]
  • Bouddhisme, Liana Levi (1996), translated into English, German, Dutch, and Italian
  • Le Bouddhisme, Flammarion (1996)
  • The Rhetoric of Immediacy: A Cultural Critique of Chan/Zen Buddhism, Princeton University Press (1994)[27]
  • La Mort Dans les Religions d’Asie, Flammarion (1994)[28]
  • Le Bouddhisme Chan en Mal d’Histoire, EFEO (1989)

He has edited or co-edited the following works:

  • “The Way of Yin and Yang (Onmyōdō)," special issue of the Cahiers d’Extrême-Asie (2014)
  • "Japanese Buddhism and the Performing Arts (geinō)," special issue of Journal of Religion in Japan (2013)
  • “Shugendō," special issue of the Cahiers d’Extrême-Asie (2011)[29]
  • "Medieval Shinto," special issue of the Cahiers d’Extrême-Asie (2008)
  • Chinese Poetry and Prophecy by Michel Strickmann, Stanford University Press (2005)[30]
  • Chan Buddhism in Ritual Context, RoutledgeCurzon (2003)
  • “Buddhist Priests, Kings, and Marginals: Studies on Medieval Japanese Buddhism," special issue of the Cahiers d’Extrême-Asie (2002-2003)
  • Chinese Magical Medicine by Michel Strickmann, Stanford University Press (2002)[31]

He has also published a large number of articles, including most recently:

  • “Indic Influences on Chinese Mythology: King Yama and his Acolytes as Gods of Destiny” in Meir Shahar and John Kieschnick, India in the Chinese Imagination (2013)[32]
  • “The Impact of Tantrism on Japanese Religious Traditions: The Cult of the Three Devas” in Ivstan Keul, ed., Transformations and Transfer of Tantra in Asia and Beyond, Walter de Gruyter (2012)
  • “A Gray Matter: Another Look at Buddhism and Neuroscience” in Tricycle (2012)[33]
  • “Buddhism and Symbolic Violence” in Andrew Murphy, ed. The Blackwell Companion to Religion and Violence, Blackwell (2011)[34]
  • “From Bodhidharma to Daruma: The Hidden Life of a Zen Patriarch” in Japan Review 23 (2011)[35]
  • “In the Quiet of the Monastery: Buddhist Controversies over Quietism” in Common Knowledge 16 (2010)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Department of Religion". religion.columbia.edu. Retrieved 2015-12-29.
  2. ^ Office, Publications. "UBEF Visiting Professor in Buddhist Studies". sydney.edu.au. Retrieved 2015-12-29.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Office, Publications. "UBEF Visiting Professor in Buddhist Studies". sydney.edu.au. Retrieved 2015-12-29.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Faure, Bernard (1999). "Conférence de M. Bernard Faure". Annuaires de l'École Pratique des Hautes Études. 112 (108): 137–145. Retrieved 2015-12-29.
  5. ^ "Humanities & Sciences scholars honored with endowed professorships". news.stanford.edu. Retrieved 2015-12-29.
  6. ^ "People | Center for Buddhism and East Asian Religions". blogs.cuit.columbia.edu. Archived from the original on 2015-10-15. Retrieved 2015-12-29.
  7. ^ "Bernard Faure - EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES". EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES. Retrieved 2015-12-29.
  8. ^ Office, Publications. "UBEF Visiting Professor in Buddhist Studies". sydney.edu.au. Retrieved 2015-12-29.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Bernard Faure | Columbia University - Academia.edu". columbia.academia.edu. Retrieved 2015-12-29.
  10. ^ "University of Hawaii Press - The Fluid Pantheon: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 1". www.uhpress.hawaii.edu. Archived from the original on 2016-04-09. Retrieved 2015-12-29.
  11. ^ Faure, Bernard (2015-10-01). Gods of Medieval Japan. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 9780824839338.
  12. ^ "University of Hawaii Press - Protectors and Predators: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 2". www.uhpress.hawaii.edu. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-12-29.
  13. ^ Faure, Bernard (2015-10-01). Gods of Medieval Japan. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 9780824839338.
  14. ^ Faure, Bernard (2011-09-13). Unmasking Buddhism. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781444356618.
  15. ^ Faure, Bernard (2008-01-01). Bouddhisme et violence (in French). Le Cavalier bleu. ISBN 9782846702294.
  16. ^ Faure, Bernard (2009-01-10). The Power of Denial: Buddhism, Purity, and Gender. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-1400825615.
  17. ^ Faure, B.: The Power of Denial: Buddhism, Purity, and Gender. (eBook and Paperback). press.princeton.edu. 2003-03-02. ISBN 9780691091716. Retrieved 2015-12-29.
  18. ^ Heine, Steven (2006). "Reviewed work: Double Exposure: Cutting across Buddhist and Western Discourses, Bernard Faure". Philosophy East and West. 56 (1): 178–180. doi:10.1353/pew.2006.0011. JSTOR 4488007.
  19. ^ Faure, Bernard; Lloyd, Janet (2004-01-01). Double Exposure: Cutting Across Buddhist and Western Discourses. Stanford University Press. ISBN 9780804743488.
  20. ^ Faure, Bernard (1998-10-26). The Red Thread: Buddhist Approaches to Sexuality. Princeton University Press. ISBN 1400822602.
  21. ^ Guthrie, Elizabeth (2007). "Reviewed work: The Red Thread: Buddhist Approaches to Sexuality, Bernard Faure". Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies. 19 (1): 208–210. JSTOR 40860878.
  22. ^ Faure, Bernard (1997-01-01). The Will to Orthodoxy: A Critical Genealogy of Northern Chan Buddhism. Stanford University Press. ISBN 9780804728652.
  23. ^ Dippmann, Jeffrey (1999). "Reviewed work: The Will to Orthodoxy: A Critical Genealogy of Northern Chan Buddhism, Bernard Faure, Phyllis Brooks". Philosophy East and West. 49 (3): 386–388. doi:10.2307/1399903. JSTOR 1399903.
  24. ^ Faure, Bernard (1993-01-01). Chan Insights and Oversights an Epistemological Critique of the Chan Tradition. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
  25. ^ Heine, Steven (1996). "Reviewed work: Visions of Power: Imagining Medieval Japanese Buddhism, Bernard Faure, Phyllis Brooks". Monumenta Nipponica. 51 (3): 383–386. doi:10.2307/2385619. JSTOR 2385619.
  26. ^ Faure, Bernard (2000-01-01). Visions of Power: Imagining Medieval Japanese Buddhism. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0691029415.
  27. ^ Faure, Bernard (1994-01-01). The Rhetoric of Immediacy: A Cultural Critique of Chan/Zen Buddhism. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0691029636.
  28. ^ Faure, Bernard (1994-01-01). La mort dans les religions d'Asie: un exposé pour comprendre, un essai pour réfléchir (in French). Flammarion. ISBN 9782080352002.
  29. ^ Faure, Bernard; Moerman, David Max; Sekimori, Gaynor (2011-01-01). Shugendo : l'histoire et la culture d'une religion japonaise. Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient. ISBN 9782855391236.
  30. ^ Strickmann, Michel; Faure, Bernard (2005-01-01). Chinese Poetry and Prophecy: The Written Oracle in East Asia. Stanford University Press. ISBN 9780804743341.
  31. ^ Strickmann, Michel; Faure, Bernard (2002-01-01). Chinese Magical Medicine. Stanford University Press. ISBN 9780804739405.
  32. ^ Kieschnick, John; Shahar, Meir (2013-12-26). India in the Chinese Imagination: Myth, Religion, and Thought. University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN 9780812245608.
  33. ^ "A Gray Matter | Tricycle". tricycle.org. Retrieved 2016-09-22.
  34. ^ Murphy, Andrew R. (2011-04-20). The Blackwell Companion to Religion and Violence. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781444395730.
  35. ^ Faure, Bernard (2011). "From Bodhidharma to Daruma: The Hidden Life of a Zen Patriarch". Japan Review (23): 45–71. JSTOR 41304923.