Richard K. Payne is Dean and Yehan Numata Professor of Japanese Buddhist Studies at the Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley. The IBS is affiliated with both the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, and Ryukoku University, Kyoto.

He is Editor-in-Chief of the Buddhism section of Oxford Bibliographies <http://www.oxfordbibliographiesonline.com/>; and of the Pure Land Buddhist Studies Series, jointly published by the Institute of Buddhist Studies and the University of Hawai’i Press.

He serves on the Steering Committee of the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies, North American District <http://www.iasbs.org/>, and is a founding member of the Society for Tantric Studies.


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