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Eiji Suhara

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Lecturer, Japanese
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Biography: 

Suhara has been teaching Japanese religion and culture courses at University of Pittsburgh, University of Arizona, and Arizona State University. In order to teach Asian ideas in an effective way, he uses comparative methods which explain concepts in an interdisciplinary and transnational manner. He is interested in researching varieties of topics in East Asian religion and philosophy, and is currently working on a phenomenological investigation of Buddhist meditation. His works have been published in the Journal of Buddhist Philosophy, Journal of Japanese Philosophy, and Philosophy East and West. He practices martial arts, plays music, takes astrophotos, and travels a lot.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Religious Studies, Arizona State University 2010. Dissertation: Embodying the Pure Land: A Multidimensional Analysis of Hōnen’s Nembutsu Practice.
  • M.A. Philosophy (East-West Comparative Philosophy: Indian Abhidharma Buddhism, East Asian Buddhism, and Phenomenology), University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa 2001
  • B.A. Philosophy, Seoul National University, Korea 1997
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 394Special Topics
JPN 394Special Topics
SLC 494Special Topics
JPN 494Special Topics
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 394Special Topics
JPN 394Special Topics
SLC 494Special Topics
JPN 494Special Topics
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 394Special Topics
JPN 394Special Topics
SLC 494Special Topics
JPN 494Special Topics
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
JPN 115Japanese Popular Culture
SLC 394Special Topics
JPN 394Special Topics
SLC 494Special Topics
JPN 494Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
JPN 115Japanese Popular Culture
JPN 394Special Topics
SLC 394Special Topics
SLC 494Special Topics
JPN 494Special Topics
JPN 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
JPN 394Special Topics
SLC 394Special Topics
SLC 421Japanese Lit in Translation
SLC 494Special Topics
JPN 494Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
JPN 394Special Topics
SLC 394Special Topics
SLC 421Japanese Lit in Translation
SLC 494Special Topics
JPN 494Special Topics
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 194Special Topics