Pori Park

Pori Park

School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies

Pori Park teaches courses on Korean Buddhism; Religious Traditions of Korea; Folk Religions of Korea; Korean Language; Buddhism; East Asian Buddhism; Zen Buddhism; Religion, Nationalism, and Ethnic Conflict; Buddhism, Gender, and Modernity; and Ritual, Symbol, and Myth. Her research includes has focused on the intersection between Buddhism, colonialism, modernity, nationalism, and globalization. Examining the transformation of Buddhism in modernity, Buddhism and politics, and Buddhism’s involvement in social life, her scholarship provides a broad understanding of modern Korea as well as of the interplay between religion and politics. Her publications include Trial and Error in Modernist Reforms: Korean Buddhism under Colonial Rule (2009) and she is working on her second book, titled Korean Buddhism Post-Liberation: De-colonization, Politics, and Modernization.

Pori.Park@asu.edu