Kuroda Studies in East Asian Buddhism

The Kuroda Institute for the Study of Buddhism is an independent, nonprofit organization that seeks to promote scholarship on Buddhism and its various historical, philosophical, and cultural ramifications. The Institute is run by scholars of Buddhism for scholars and serious students of the religion. It was established in 1976 by Taizan Hakuyū Maezumi, Roshi (1931–1995), founder of the Zen Center of Los Angeles, who endowed it in the name of his father, Rev. Baian Hakujun Kuroda Roshi.

The Institute oversees two book series: Studies in East Asian Buddhism and Classics in East Asian Buddhism. Studies in East Asian Buddhism publishes books and monographs that engage with the Buddhist tradition on all levels. It also considers multi-author and conference volumes that demonstrate a strong cohesion among chapters and include an extended, synthetic introduction by the editor. The series is open to border-crossing and cross-cultural studies that will place the different traditions of Buddhism in their wider geographical, religious, and cultural contexts. Classics in East Asian Buddhism offers philologically grounded and extensively annotated English translations of important works in the East Asian Buddhist tradition. The translations are accompanied by a substantial introduction that places the work in its historical and cultural contexts.

The series’ executive editor welcomes proposals for publication projects, ranging from simple enquiries to lengthier proposals or complete manuscripts. Ideally, full proposals will also include a statement about the aim and contributions of the project, a broad outline of the contents, and a C.V. Manuscripts that are farther along might also include a sample chapter. Please submit manuscript proposals and enquiries to Robert Buswell at buswell@humnet.ucla.edu.