Ronald Y. Nakasone

Dr. Ronald Y. Nakasone
Address2400 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA 94709

Professor of Buddhist Art and Culture, Graduate Theological Union

B.A., University of Hawaii-Manoa, 1965
M.A., University of Hawaii-Manoa, 1967
M.A., Ryukoku University, 1975
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980

Center for Art, Religion and Education
Professor of Buddhist Art and Culture
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1987

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Buddhist Studies, 1980 (Ph.D. Minor in Philosophy)
M.A. Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan, Buddhist Studies, 1975
M.A. University of Hawaii-Manoa, Oriental Art History, 1967
B.A. University of Hawaii-Manoa, Philosophy, 1965

Phone: 510/659-8560

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Buddhist Aesthetics, Art, and Ethics
  • Interfaith Aesthetics
  • Okinawan Studies
  • Spirituality and Aging

Selected Publications

  • “Buddhist Thought in the New Millennium: The Structure and Relevance of Buddhist Thinking.” In Bukkyōseimeikan kara meta inochi. Takeda RyÅ«sei, ed. Kyoto: Hozokan, 2006.
  • “Spirituality and Aging in the San Francisco Japanese Community.” In Religious Healing in Urban America. Susan Sered and Linda Barnes, eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Okinawan Diaspora, ed. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2002.
  • “Buddhist views on Biotechnology.” In Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal & Policy Issues in Biotechnology. Thomas H. Murray & Maxwell J. Mehlman, eds. New York: Wiley, 2000.
  • “Buddhist Issues in End-of-Life Decision Making.” In Issues in End-of-Life Decision Making. Kathryn Braun, editor, New York: Sage Publications, 1999.
  • “Yanagi Soetsu and the Pure Land of Beauty.” In Kitabatake Tensei kyōjè koki kinen ronshu Kyoto: Nagata, 1998.

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