Kenyon College homepage Religious Studies Department
Asian Studies Program

Joseph A. Adler (B.A., University of Rochester; M.A., Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara) taught East Asian religions at Kenyon from 1987 to 2014. His field of research is Neo-Confucian religious thought in China. His most recent book is Reconstructing the Confucian Dao: Zhu Xi's Appropriation of Zhou Dunyi (State University of New York Press, 2014). He is also the author of Chinese Religious Traditions; translator of Introduction to the Study of the Classic of Change, by Zhu Xi; co-author of Sung Dynasty Uses of the I Ching, and contributor to numerous edited volumes, journals, and encyclopedias. He is currently working on a translation of Zhu Xi's commentary on the Yijing. In 1992 he founded the Confucian Traditions Group of the American Academy of Religion. He chaired the Department of Religion in 1997-2000 and directed the Asian Studies Program in 2004-07 and 2010-13. In 1990 he spent six months in Taiwan on a language and research fellowship, and in 1996-97 he was Resident Director of the Japan Study Program at Waseda University in Tokyo. In 2008 he became Professor of Asian Studies at Kenyon.

E-mail: adlerj@kenyon.edu

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