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David Leo Moerman

Barnard College, School of the Arts
East Asian Languages and Cultures Department
303 Milbank

D. Max Moerman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures. He is the Associate Director of the Donald Keene Center for Japanese Culture, Columbia University, and of the Columbia Center for Japanese Religions. He holds an A.B. from Columbia College and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. His research interests are in pre-modern Japanese culture.

His recent publications include: “The Death of the Dharma: Sutra Burials in Early Medieval Japan.” In Kristina Myrvold, ed. The Death of Sacred Texts: Ritual Disposal and Renovation of Texts in the World Religions. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2010. And, “Demonology and Eroticism: Islands of Women in the Japanese Buddhist Imagination.” Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, 36/2 (2009).

Professor Moerman is currently working on Geographies of the Imagination: Buddhism and the Japanese World Map. Under contract with Harvard University Asia Center.

Schools: Barnard College, School of the Arts


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