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Gereon Kopf <email@example.com>
philosophy of the Kyoto School,
|Address:||700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101
|List Affiliations:||Reviewer for H-Buddhism
09/02-08/04 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture
05/90-09/96: Ph.D., Temple University, Philadelphia (Religious Studies); Dissertation title: "Beyond Personal Identity - Rethinking A Dominant Paradigm From A Zen Perspective"
09/93-07/94 : Researcher, Obirin University, Machida-shi;
10/84 - 02/89 (Undergraduate/Graduate studies), Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet, Tuebingen (FRG) (Catholic Theology, Social Pedagogy);
Luther College, Associate Professor, Department of Religion and Philosophy, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101; 08/97-present
University of Hong Kong, Visiting Associate Professor of Japanese Buddhism and Philosophy of Religion, Centre for Buddhist Studies, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong; 09/08-05/09.
Beyond Personal Identity: Dōgen, Nishida, and a Phenomenology of No-Self (Richmond, U.K.: Curzon Press, 2001).
Merlau-Ponty and Buddhism. Eds. Jin Y. Park and Gereon Kopf (Lexington Books, 2009).
“Takahashi Satomi,” “Miki Kiyoshi,” and “Mutai Risaku,” translation of excerpts for the Sourcebook of Japanese Philosophy. Eds. James Heisig, Thomas P. Kasulis, and John C. Maraldo (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2010).
“The Self-Contradictory What?––Reflections on how to Teach the Philosophy of Nishida Kitarō.” Teaching Texts and Contexts: The Art of Infusing Asian Philosophies and Religions. Eds.: David Jones, Ellen Klein. SUNY Press (2009).
“Nishida’s Conception of Person.” Buddhist Philosophy. Eds.: Jay Garfield and William Edelglass (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), 536-557.
“The Ethical and the Non-ethical: The Search for a Non-dual Ethics in Nishida Philosophy.” Deconstruction and the Ethical in Asian Thought. Ed.: Youru Wang. (London: Routledge Press, 2007).
“Critical Comments on Nishida’s Use of Chinese Buddhism.” Journal for Chinese Philosophy (Vol. 32, no. 2, 2005), 335-351.
“Ikaga nishida wo yomubeki ka: nishida tetsugaku wo meguru kaishakugaku” (“How to Read Nishida’s Philosophy: Towards a Hermeneutics of Nishida Philosophy”). Higashi asia bunka sogo kenkyu purojekuto johokokusho (Vol. 3, 2004).
“Between Identity and Difference: Three Ways of Reading Nishida’s non-dualism.” Japanese Journal of Religious Studies (Vol. 31, No. 1-2, 2004).
"What Matters: Dogen’s Contribution to the Dialogue on Personal Identity." accepted for publication by East-West Connections: Review of Asian Studies (April, 2002).
"Temporality and Personal Identity in the Thought of Nishida Kitaro," Philosophy East and West (52, 2, 2002).
Beyond Personal Identity: Dogen, Nishida, and a Phenomenology of No-Self (Richmond, U.K.: Curzon Press, 2001).
"Buddhist Non-Dualism and Transcendental Phenomenology," in The Empirical and the Transcendental: A Fusion of Horizons, edited by Bina Gupta (Rowman & Littlefield, June 2000).
“Humanistic Discourses and Nationalistic Ideology: Distinguishing between Ethics of Memoryand Politics of Commemoration,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (A.A.R.), Montreal (11/06/09-11/10/09).
“Mujōbusshō o kiban to suru hyumanizimu: dōgenshisō kara gendaitetsugaku e,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the Nihon Shūkyō Gakkai, Kyoto (09/11/09-09/13/09).
“Nationalism, Globalism, and Cosmopolitanism: Applying Kyoto School Philosophy to the Global Age,” paper presented at the international workshop on “Japanese Philosophy: Confluences and Crosscurrents”, sponsored by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (06/03/09-06/-06/05/09).
“The Reception of Chinese Buddhism by Kyoto School Philosophers,” paper presented at the conference to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Department of the Philosophy and the New Asia College at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on “New Directions in Chinese Philosophy,” Hong Kong (05/18/09-05/21/09).
“Zen, Experience, and Philosophy: The Construction of a Zen Philosophy,” paper presented at the Fourth Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong (A.S.A.H.K.), Hong Kong (01/09/09-01/10/09).
“Ethics and the Phenomenology of Self-Cultivation,” paper presented at the OPIII World Conference of Phenomenology, Hong Kong (12/15/08-12/20/08).
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Co-chair of Zen seminar at the A.A.R. (American Academy of Religion)
Co-founder and co-chair of the I.S.B.P. (International Society of Buddhist Philosophy)
11/08-12/09 Collaborative research grant awarded from the American Academy of Religion to research “Ethics of Memory, Politics of Commemoration.”
06/08-05/09 Ylvisaker Grant awarded by Luther College to support my research on Minjung Buddhism at Dongguk University in Seoul.
12/02-03/04 Grant-in-Aid from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (J.S.P.S.) in support of my research on Nishida Kitarō.
09/02-08/04 Postdoctoral Fellowship of the JSPS in collaboration with the Social Science Research Council to support research on “Nishida Kitaro: A Project in Non-dualism”
07/02-09/02: Maytag Grant of the Iowa College Foundation for Student-Faculty research
07/01-09/01: McElroy Grant of the Iowa College Foundation for Student-Faculty research
06/00-07/00: Travel Grant Awarded by NEAC to support research on Nishida
05/98-08/99: Faculty Incentive Grant awarded by Luther College
10/93-07/94: Dissertation Fellowship awarded by Japan Foundation
09/89-06/90: Exchange Program between the University Tuebingen and Temple University