- Name: PORI PARK
- Nationality: United States
- Affiliation: Arizona State University
- Ph.D., Buddhist Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 1998
- M.A., Chinese Religion, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1992
- M.A., Sociology, California State University, Hayward, California, 1986
- B.A., Chinese History, Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea, 1982
- Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Arizona State University, 2012-present.
- Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Arizona State University, 2006-2012.
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Arizona State University, 2002-2006.
- Lecturer, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2001-2002.
- Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Religion, Carleton College, 1999-2001.
- Lecturer, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles, 1998-1999.
- Visiting Lecturer, Department of Sociology, California State University, Hayward, Summer 1994.
- Senior Program Coordinator, Multi-Service Center for Koreans, San Francisco, California, 1987-1989
- “Buddhism in Post-Colonial Korea: Fundamentalism, Politics, and Challenges,” in the Wiley Blackwell Companion to East and Inner Asian Buddhism, edited by Mario Poceski, 466-484. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2014.
- “Devotionalism Reclaimed: Re-mapping of Sacred Geography in Contemporary Korean Buddhism.” Journal of Korean Religions 3/2(October 2012), 153-171.
- “The Establishment of Buddhist Nunneries in Contemporary Korea,” in More Than Women: Korean Nuns within the Context of East Asian Buddhist Traditions, edited by Eunsu Cho, 165-181. Albany: SUNY Press, 2011.
- “New Visions for Engaged Buddhism: The JungTo Society and the Indra’s Net Community Movement in Contemporary Korea,” Contemporary Buddhism 11/1 (May 2010), 27-46.
- “A Korean Buddhist Response to Modernity: Manhae Han Yongun’s Doctrinal Reinterpretation for His Reformist Thought,” in Makers of Modern Korean Buddhism, edited by Jin Park, 41-59. Albany: SUNY Press, 2010.
- Revised version of “A Korean Buddhist Response to Modernity: The Doctrinal Underpinning of Han Yongun’s (1879–1944) Reformist Thought,” Seoul Journal of Korean Studies 20/1 (2007): 21-44.
- “A Korean Buddhist Response to Modernity: The Doctrinal Underpinning of Han Yongun’s (1879–1944) Reformist Thought,” Seoul Journal of Korean Studies 20/1 (2007): 21-44.
- “The Buddhist Purification Movement in Post-Colonial South Korea: Restoring Clerical Celibacy and State Intervention,” in Identity Conflict: Can Violence be Regulated?, edited by J. Craig Jenkins and Esther E. Gottlieb, 131-145. Brunswick and London: Transaction Publishers, 2007.
- “Buddhism in Korea: Decolonization, Nationalism, and Modernization,” in Buddhism in World Cultures: Comparative Perspectives, edited by Stephen Berkwitz, 195-217. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2006.
- “Korean Buddhist Reforms and Problems in the Adoption of Modernity during the Colonial Period,” Korea Journal 45/1 (Spring 2005): 87-113.
- “Sowang ka” [Songs of the Pure Land] by Master Naong (1320-1376). Translation in Columbia Anthology of Traditional Korean Literature, edited by Peter H. Lee and Mark Peterson, 163-166. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002.
- “The Modern Remaking of Korean Buddhism: The Development of Buddhist Nationalism during Japanese Colonial Rule (1910-1945,” in Korean Studies Forum, edited by Hyuk-Rae Kim, 215-239. Seoul: Yonsei University Press, 2002.
- “Pulgyo taejŏn ŭi p’yŏnje wa Manhae Hanyong ŭi Pulgyo kwan (The Study and the Philosophy of the Great Texts of Buddhism of Han Yongun),” Ŭisang Manhae yŏn’gu 1 (2002): pp. 287-315.
- “Han’guk Pulgyo ŭi kŭndaehwa wa minjokjŭi ch’aet’aek ŭi hangye (Problems in the Adoption of Modernity and Nationalism of Korean Buddhism).” In Kyodan chŏnghwa undong kwa Chogye-jong ŭi onŭl (The Purification Movement and the Present Chogye Order), 35-64. Seoul: Sŏnu toryong ch’ulp’n pu, 2001.