Mark Nathan

Mark A. Nathan graduated in 2010 with a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures. He also attended the University of Chicago (M.A., History of Religions) and Rutgers University (B.A., History). He specializes in Korean Buddhism from the late nineteenth century to today. His dissertation, “Buddhist Propagation and Modernization: The Significance of P'ogyo in Twentieth-Century Korean Buddhism,” looks at the adoption of religious propagation as a strategy of Buddhist reform and the role it played in reshaping the Buddhist tradition of Korea over the last century. He recently published, “The Encounter of Buddhism and Law in Early Twentieth-Century Korea,” Journal of Law and Religion 25/1 (2009-10): 1-32. Mark is a former graduate student coordinator for the Center for Buddhist Studies, and he is currently a visiting assistant professor in the Asian Studies Program at the University at Buffalo, SUNY.