Uri Kaplan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow at The Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies, The Hebrew University.
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|2017-||Postdoctoral Fellow at the Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.|
|2015-2017||Postdoctoral Fellow at the Kyujanggak Institute, Seoul National University.|
|2015||Lecturer at Duke University.|
|2010- 2015||Ph.D. in Asian Religions, Duke University.|
|2009- 2010||Graduate Program in Asian Philosophy, Korea University.|
|2008- 2009||Korean language certificate, Kyunghee University.|
|2005- 2008||M.A. in Korean Studies, Yonsei University.|
|2001- 2004||B.A. in Anthropology and Asian Studies (Chinese), Tel-Aviv University.|
Refereed Journal Articles:
2018 [forthcoming]. “Rebuilding the ‘Eastern Country of Propriety’ (東方禮儀之國):
Decorum Camps, Sŏwŏn Stays, and the Confucian Revival in Contemporary Korea,”
Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies vol. 18, no. 1.
2017. “Assembling the Laity: Standardizing Lay Buddhist Affiliation via Education in Contemporary Korea,” The Journal of Korean Studies, vol. 22, no. 1, 143-176.
2017. “From the Tea to the Coffee Ceremony: Modernizing Buddhist Material Culture in Contemporary Korea,” Material Religion, vol. 13, no. 1, 1-22.
2016. “The Present-day Korean Confucian Primer: Annotated Translation of the
Four-Character Elementary Learning (Saja sohak, 四字小學).” Acta Koreana, vol. 19, no.2, 239-253.
2016. “Updating the Vinaya: Formulating Buddhist Monastic Laws and Pure Rules in Contemporary Korea.” Contemporary Buddhism, vol. 17, no. 2, 252-274.
2010. “Images of Monasticism: The Temple Stay Program and the Re-branding of Korean Buddhist Temples,” Korean Studies, vol. 34, 127-146.
2016. “Charles Muller. Korea’s Great Buddhist-Confucian Debate: The Treatises of Chŏng Tojŏn (Sambong) and Hamhŏ Tŭkt’ong (Kihwa). Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2015.” Seoul Journal of Korean Studies, vol. 28 no. 2, 273-6.
Work in Progress:
What Should Buddhist Monks Know About Buddhism? Monastic Education in Korea [book project, manuscript completed].
Buddhist Apologetics: Annotated Translation of the Yusŏk chirŭi non (儒釋質疑論)
Select Fellowships and Awards:
|2017||The Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies Postdoctoral Award.|
|2016||The Academy of Korean Studies Postdoctoral Award.|
|2015||The Kyujanggak Institute of Korean Studies Fellowship.|
|2013||The Korea Foundation Fellowship for Field Research.|
|2011-2012||Gurney Harriss Kearns Fellowship Fund.|
|2010||James B. Duke Fellowship.|
|2008||Yonsei University KSP Award for Best Master’s Thesis.|
|2008||Yonsei University KSP Award for Academic Excellence.|
|2007||The Korean National Institute of Education Development (NIIED) Fellowship Award for Ph.D.|
|2005||The Korean National Institute of Education Development (NIIED) Fellowship Award for Master’s Degree.|
|2005||Tel-Aviv University Bachelor’s Degree Magna Cum Laude.|
Select Conference Papers and Invited Talks:
|2017||“Updating Korean Buddhism for the 21st-Century” (Invited talk at the Hebrew University)|
|2016||“The Resurrection of Confucian Education in Contemporary Korea” (Invited talk at Ehwa University).|
|2016||“Buddhism, Tea, and…Coffee” (Special lecture at the Academy of Korean Studies)|
|2016||“Is Confucianism Making a Comeback in Korea?” (Special lecture at Seoul National University)|
|2015||“Branding Buddhism in 21st-Century Korea: Searching for the ‘Middle Way’ Between Tradition and Modernity.” (Talk at Columbia University, New York)|
|2014||“From Preachers to Teachers: The New Buddhist Lay Education System of the Korean Chogye Order.” (Asian Buddhism: Plural Colonialism and Plural Modernities Seminar, Kyoto).|
|2014||“The Creation of an Orthodox Buddhist Lay Education System in Contemporary Korea.” (2014 Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), San-Diego).|
|2014||“Becoming a Lay Buddhist in Contemporary Korea.” (Royal Asiatic Society (RAS) Colloquium in Korean Studies, Seoul).|
|2008||“Images of Monasticism: The Temple Stay Program and the Re-branding of Korean Buddhist Temples.” (International Consortium of Korean Studies, Australia National University, Canberra).|
|2007||“A Prototype of Ombudsman: Governmental Self-Restraint Institutions in the Confucian Tradition.” (World Congress for Korean Studies, Pusan).|
Hebrew, English, Korean, Japanese, Classical Chinese, Mandarin Chinese.