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Ph.D. (Doctorat ès Lettres) in History of religions with Highest Honors. University of Geneva, Faculty of Letters, Département des langues et des littératures méditerranéennes, slaves et orientales, Geneva,
Licence ès Lettres in History of religions. University of Geneva, Faculty of Letters, Département des langues et des littératures méditerranéennes, slaves et orientales, Geneva, Switzerland, 1982. Major: History of
religions (Buddhism, Islam, Judaism). Minors: Japanese, Linguistics, Sanskrit, and Chinese.
2019–present Professor. University of Hawai‘i Mānoa Campus, Department of Religion.
2019 Spring Leave of absence as a Visiting Scholar at Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Affiliation with the National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies and the International Center for Studies of Chinese Civilization.
2018 Professor and Acting Department Chair. University of Hawai‘i Mānoa Campus, Department of Religion.
2017 Professor. University of Hawai‘i Mānoa Campus, Department of Religion.
2016–17 Associate Professor. University of Hawai‘i Mānoa Campus, Department of Religion.
2015 Sabbatical leave in Japan and in Taiwan. In Japan, appointment at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto as a Visiting Research Scholar. In Taiwan, affiliation with the Institute of Ethnology at Academia Sinica and with the Center for Chinese Studies at the National Central Library.
2012–14 Associate Professor and Department Chair. University of Hawai‘i Mānoa Campus, Department of Religion.
2010–12 Associate Professor. University of Hawai‘i Mānoa Campus, Department of Religion.
2007–10 Assistant Professor. University of Hawai‘i Mānoa Campus, Department of Religion.
2006–07 Visiting Scholar. Brown University, Providence, RI, Department of Religious Studies.
2006–present Visiting Fellow. Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Monotheistic Religions, Doshisha
2005–06 Lecturer. Doshisha University, Kyoto.
2004–05 Lecturer. Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto.
2003–06 Research Associate. Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture, Nagoya.
1999–2003 Full-time researcher and professor. International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism, Hanazono University, Kyoto.
1997–99 Lecturer. Kyoto Women’s University, Kyoto.
1996–97 Lecturer. Kyoto University, Kyoto.
1987–92 Instructor. University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Religious and intellectual history, Buddhism, universalism, Asian philosophy, world history. Yoga and Asian religions, nondenominational approaches to religious practice. Relational database architecture.
Philosophy and history of East Asian religions, Buddhism. Japanese and Chinese culture and history. Intellectual history. French, English, and Japanese languages. Chinese classics. Intersections between
philosophy and religious studies. Academic writing, research methodology and tools. Digitization and usage of databases in the humanities and social sciences.
- Note: Since 2012 the University of Hawai‘i has implemented an Open Access Policy. As a result, most journal articles published since that year are available in PDF format on the UH repository called “ScholarSpace.” The collection of articles by Michel Mohr can be found here: http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/25582
- “Advanced Contemplation of the Impure: Reflections on a Capstone Event in the Meditation Sutra.” Religions 11, no. 8, Special Issue on Impurity Revisited: Contemplative Practices, Textual Sources, and Visual Representations in Asian Religions, July 2020. https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/11/8/386
- “The Missing Link between Meiji Universalism and Postwar Pacifism, and What It Means for the Future.” Religions Special Issue on Engaging Violence: Case Studies from the Japanese Religious Traditions, May 2018. http://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/9/5/151/pdf
- “Immeasurable Devices: Their Treatment in the Damoduoluo chanjing and Further Distillation in Japanese Zen.” Dharma Drum Journal of Buddhist Studies 16, July 2015, pp. 63–94. http://ir.ddbc.edu.tw:8080/bitstream/987654321/471/2/03-Michel Mohr.pdf
- “Filial Piety with a Zen Twist: Universalism and Particularism Surrounding the Sutra on the Difficulty of Reciprocating the Kindness of Parents,” Journal of Religion in Japan 2 (1), May 2013, pp. 35–62.
- “Plowing the Zen Field: Trends since 1989 and Emerging Perspectives,” Religion Compass 6 (2), 2012, pp. 113–124.
- “Cutting through Desire: Dokuan Genkō’s Odes on the Nine Perceptions of Foulness,” The Eastern Buddhist, vol. 40 nos. 1 & 2, 2009, pp. 175–215 [published in April 2010].
——— Below are articles published before working at UH ————
- “Murakami Senshō: In Search [of] the Fundamental Unity of Buddhism,” The Eastern Buddhist, vol. 37 nos. 1 & 2, 2005, pp. 77–105 [published in September 2006]. “Introduction” for the Special Issue on Buddhist and Non-Buddhist Trends towards Religious Unity in Meiji, The Eastern Buddhist, vol. 37 nos. 1 & 2, 2005, pp. 1–7 [September 2006].
- “Hiratsuka Raichō ga mita kindai no shūkyō to sono hyōka 平塚らいてうが見た近代の宗教とその評価” [Modern Religions as Hiratsuka Raichō Saw and Evaluated Them], Kindai bukkyō 近代仏教 12, February 2006, pp. 20–38, in Japanese.
- “Nijusseiki ni okeru kaigai zenbukkyō kenkyū no seika to nijūisseiki e no kadai: 1989–2004 no dōkō o chūshin ni ２０世紀における海外禅仏教研究の成果と２１世紀への課題 1989〜2004年の動向を中心に” [Zen Research in Languages other than Japanese: Achievements in the 20th Century and Challenges for the 21th Century, with a Focus on Trends in 1989–2004], Kindai bukkyō 近代仏教 11, May 2004, pp. 75–100, in Japanese.
- “Kindai ‘Zenshisō’ no keisei: Kōgaku Sōen to Suzuki Daisetsu no yakuwari o chūshin ni 近代「禅思想」の形成 洪岳宗演と鈴木大拙の役割を中心に” [The Formation of ‘Zen Thought’ after the Meiji Era: The Role Played by Kōgaku Sōen and Suzuki Daisetsu], Shisō 思想, no. 943, November 2002, pp. 46–63, in Japanese. “Linking Chan/Seon/Zen Figures and Their Texts: Problems and Developments in the Construction of a Relational Database,” Journal of Digital information (Online Journal), vol. 3 no. 2, Themes: Digital libraries. http://journals.tdl.org/jodi/article/view/jodi-69/81
- “Linking Chan/Seon/Zen Figures and Their Texts: Problems and Developments in the Construction of a Relational Database,” Jeon ja bul jeon: Journal of Electronic Buddhist Texts 3, December 2001, pp. 219–38.
- “Zengaku niwa hōhōron ga ariuruka 禅学には方法論がありうるか？” [Is Methodology relevant to the Study of Zen?], Nihon bukkyō gakkai nenpō 日本佛教學會年報 66, May 2001, pp. 149–74, in Japanese.
- “Nantenbō to sono shisō tenkai 南天棒とその思想展開” [Nantenbō and the Development of His Thought], Kindai bukkyō 近代仏教 7, March 2000, pp. 50–69, in Japanese.
- “Japanese Zen Schools and the Transition to Meiji: A Plurality of Responses in the Nineteenth Century,” Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, vol. 25 nos. 1–2, Spring 1998 Special Issue on Meiji Zen, pp. 167–213. http://nirc.nanzan-u.ac.jp/nfile/2649
- “Monastic Tradition and Lay Practice from the Perspective of Nantenbō: A Response of Japanese Zen Buddhism to Modernity,” Zen Buddhism Today, Annual Report of the Kyoto Zen Symposium, no. 12, November 1995, pp. 63–89.
- “Tōrei no chosaku ni kansuru mondai (sono ichi): Bumo onnanpōkyō chūge to ‘kōkō’ no shisō 東嶺の著作に関する問題（その一）父母恩難報経註解と「孝行」の思想” [Problems Concerning the Works of Tōrei (1): His Annotated Commentary of the Sūtra on the Difficulty of Repaying the Debt of Gratitude toward One’s Parents and the Concept of Filial Piety], Zengaku kenkyū 禅学研究, vol. 73, January 1995, pp. 143–89, in Japanese.
- “Zen Buddhism during the Tokugawa Period: The Challenge to Go Beyond Sectarian Consciousness,” Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, vol. 21 no. 4, December 1994, pp. 341–72. http://nirc.nanzan-u.ac.jp/nfile/2548
- “Examining the Sources of Japanese Rinzai Zen,” Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, vol. 20 no. 4, December 1993, pp. 331–44. http://nirc.nanzan-u.ac.jp/nfile/2525
- “Experience in the Light of Zen Buddhism,” Zen Buddhism Today, Annual Report of the Kyoto Zen Symposium, no. 10, November 1993, pp. 12–31.
- “Vers la redécouverte de Tōrei” [Towards the Rediscovery of Tōrei], Les Cahiers d’Extrême-Asie, no. 7, 1993–94, Special Issue on Chan and Zen Buddhism, pp. 319–52, in French.
- “Tōrei zenji ni miru Hakuin zen no shinmenmoku” 東嶺禅師に見る白隠禅の真面目 [The True Face of Hakuin Zen Seen through his Disciple Tōrei], Zenbunka 禅文化, no. 125, July 1987, pp. 41–54, in Japanese.