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Ronald Green

Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies

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Ronald S. Green is an editor of books on Socially Engaged Buddhism for Blue Pine Press. His research interests and writings additionally include "Kukai, Founder of Japanese Shingon Buddhism", "Gyoki Bodhisattva of Japan", "Buddhism in Film" and representations of Buddhism in Japanese Literature. He is currently editor of a special section on “Buddhist Environmental Philosophy and Activism” in the ASIANetwork Exchange.

He has published: Buddhism Goes to the Movies (

He has completed a translation and reevaluation of Gyonen’s Narrative History of the Transmission of the Buddha Dharma in Three Countries along with Venerable Seongwon (Dr. Chanju Mun).

He has completed a translation of Mountain of Light (Hikari no yama) by the Akutagawa Award-winning Buddhist monk Genyu Sokyu.

He is currently putting the finishing touches on a book on Representations of Buddhism in the History of Korean Cinema, also co-written with Dr. Chanju Mun.


Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003. He also holds a M.A. in South Asian Religions from the UW-Madison, a M.A. in Japanese Literature from the University of Oregon, and a M.S. in Sociology from Virginia Tech.

Interesting Facts

Dr. Green plans to do research on representations of Buddhism in modern Japanese literature along with Dr. Yoshida Etsushi at Meiji University in Tokyo in 2018. They will publish their research in a book.

Teaching Areas

World Religions, Buddhism, Hinduism, Asian Religions, Religion in Film and Literature, Representations of Religions Identity in Popular Culture, Religion in Japanese Literature.

Research Areas

Asian Religions, Meditation Traditions, Classical Chinese and Kanbun, Buddhism in Film, Buddhism in Japanese Literature