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Mark Nathan

Assistant Professor of History and Asian Studies
office: 533 Park Hall
phone: (716) 645-5647



MA, University of Chicago

BA, Rutgers University

Courses Regularly Taught

Korean History up to 1864

Modern Korean History

Buddhism in East Asia

Christianity in East Asia


Asia, Religion, Intellectual History, Transnational

Research Interests

Buddhism in Korean history, law and religion, transnational religious developments, religious propagation in Asia

Current ResearchNathanBook

I just completed a co-edited volume, Buddhism and Law: An Introduction, due out from Cambridge University Press in 2014. I am currently at work on a book project entitled From the Mountains to the Cities: Buddhist Propagation and Religious Reform in Modern Korean History, as well as an annotated translation of an early twentieth-century Buddhist apologetic treatise.