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Publications, Presentations, etc.

A. Charles Muller

Updated: 2013.4.9 (All categories in descending date order)


A. Books and CD
B. Paper Articles and Book Sections
C. Conference Presentations: Buddhism and East Asian Thought
D. Conference Presentations and Articles: Dictionaries and Related Matters
E. Book Reviews

A. Books and CD

The Collected Works of Korean Buddhism: Volume I: 元堯 Wonhyo: Selected Works . Editor and Translator (Seoul: Compilation Committee of Korean Buddhist Thought, Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, 2012).

The Collected Works of Korean Buddhism: Volume VI: 諸敎學 Doctrinal Treatises: Selected Works . Edited with Richard McBride, and Translator (Seoul: Compilation Committee of Korean Buddhist Thought, Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, 2012).

The Collected Works of Korean Buddhism: Volume XI: 梵網經古迹記 Exposition of the Sutra of Brahmā's Net . Editor and Translator (Seoul: Compilation Committee of Korean Buddhist Thought, Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, 2012).

Wŏnhyo's Philosophy of Mind . Edited with Cuong T. Nguyen (Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2011).

Living Yogācāra: An Introduction to Consciousness-only Buddhism . By TAGAWA Shun'ei, Translated with an Introduction by A. Charles Muller (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2009).

Tao Te Ching. Trans. by Charles Muller, with Introduction by Yi-Ping Ong. Barnes & Noble Classics Series. (New York: Barnes and Noble, 2005).

The Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment: Korean Buddhism's Guide to Meditation, with the Commentary by Kihwa . (Albany: SUNY Press, 1999).

Patterns of Religion . [Chapter on Buddhism] (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publications, 1999).

Muller's CJK-English Character Dictionary . (for operation on Windows95). Published 8/1/96 by East Kabushiki Kaisha. (No longer distributed).


B. Paper Articles and Book Sections

“Zen Views on Views (dṛṣṭi): Are We Ever Rid of Them?”Japan Mission Journal vol. 67, (1) 28-33. 2013. [MS-Word] [PDF]

[The below five works are contained within the Collected Works volumes listed above]

“Doctrinal Essentials of the Lotus Sutra (Beophwa jong-yo) 法華宗要.” Wonhyo: Selected Works Seoul: vol. 1, 83-139. Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism,  2012. Collected Works of Korean Buddhism.

“Doctrinal Essentials of the Sutra of Immeasurable Life (Muryangsugyeong jong-yo) 無量壽經宗要.” Wonhyo: Selected Works. Seoul: vol. 1, pp. 140-212. Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism,  2012. Collected Works of Korean Buddhism.

“Outline of the Tiantai Fourfold Teachings (Cheontae Sagyo Ui 天台四教儀).” Doctrinal Treatises: Selected Works Seoul: vol. 6, 297-396. Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism,  2012. Collected Works of Korean Buddhism.

“Selections from the Commentary on the Saṃdhinirmocana-sūtra (Haesimmilgyeong so 解深密經疏, by Woncheuk 圓測).” Doctrinal Treatises: Selected Works Seoul: vol. 6, 21-124. Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism,  2012. Collected Works of Korean Buddhism.

“Selections from the Study Notes on the Cheng weishi lun (Seong yusingnon hakgi 成唯識論學記, by Daehyeon 大賢).” Doctrinal Treatises: Selected Works Seoul: vol. 6, 125-200. Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism,  2012. Collected Works of Korean Buddhism.

An Inquiry into Views: Lessons from Buddhism, Behavioral Psychology, and Constructivist Epistemology.” Global Forum on Civilization and Peace: Beyond National Boundaries: Building a World Without Walls. Seongnam-si, Korea: Academy of Korean Studies Press,  October, 2011. 159–201.

Woncheuk 圓測 on Bimba 本質 and Pratibimba 影像 in his Commentary on the Saṃdhinirmocana-sūtra .” Indogaku bukkyōgaku kenkyū 印度學佛教學研究 59–3.  (March 2011): 198–206.

Wonhyo on the Lotus Sūtra .” Studies in Indian Philosophy and Buddhism (印度哲学仏教学研究). University of Tokyo, Department of Indian Philosophy and Buddhist Studies  (March, 2009): 25–38.

Wonhyo and Logic.” Bulletin of Toyo Gakuen University 16.  (March, 2008): 1–17.

Wonhyo's Reliance on Huiyuan in his Exposition of the Two Hindrances.” Imre Hamar, ed. Reflecting Mirrors: Perspectives on Huayan Buddhism. Harrassowitz Verlag,  2007. 281-295.

Explanation of the Essence of the Two Hindrances through Ten Canonical Texts.” Korean Buddhism in East Asian Perspectives. Seoul: Jimoondang,  2007. 191–213.

Faith and the Resolution of the Four Doubts in Wonhyo's Doctrinal Essentials of the Sūtra of Immeasurable Life (Muryangsu gyeong jong'yo) .” Bulletin of Toyo Gakuen University 15.  (March, 2007): 1–15.

“The Great Confucian-Buddhist Debate.” Robert E Buswell, Jr., ed. Religions of Korea in Practice. Princeton: Princeton University Press,  177–204. 2007.

Kishinron nishō ni okeru Eon to Gangyō 『起信論』二障に於ける慧遠と元曉 .” Indogaku bukkyōgaku kenkyū 印度學佛教學研究 55–1.  (December 2006): 506–512.

A Korean Contribution to the Zen Canon: The Oga Hae Seorui (Commentaries of Five Masters on the Diamond Sūtra).” Zen Classics: Formative Texts in the History of Zen Buddhism. Oxford: Oxford UP,  2006. 43–64.

The Yogācāra Two Hindrances and their Reinterpretations in East Asia.” Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies 27.  (2004-1): 207–235.

Zen Buddhism and Western Scholarship: Will the Twain Ever Meet?Bul Gyo Hak Yeon Gu, Journal of Buddhist Studies 9.  (Dec. 2004): 261–285.

“Kōrai-Chōsen ni okeru bukkyō — jukyō kan no tairitsu no ganmoku: Bukkyō zōron to Kenshō ron no tachiba ni kansuru hikaku 高麗-朝鮮における仏教儒教間の対立の眼目:「仏氏 雑論」と「顕正論」の立場に関する比較.” Shisō : Zen kenky ū no genzai (思想:禅研究の現在) Tokyo: Iwanami shoten,  vol. 960, April, 2004. 71–86.

“Gihwa's Analysis of the Relationship between the Worded and Wordless Teachings: The Ogahae seorui.” Bulletin of Toyo Gakuen University 12.  (March, 2004): 1–16.

The Centerpiece of the Goryeo-Joseon Buddhist-Confucian Confrontation: A Comparison of the Positions of the Bulssi japbyeon and the Hyeonjeong non. Journal of Korean Buddhist Seminar: Memorial Edition for the Late Professor Kim Chigyŏn 9.  (September 2003): 23–47.

Wŏnhyo's Interpretation of the Hindrances.” International Journal of Buddhist Thought and Culture 2.  (2003): 123–135.

On Wŏnhyo's Ijangui (二障義).” Journal of Korean Buddhist Seminar 8.  (July 2000): 322–336.

Tiyong and Interpenetration in the Analects of Confucius: The Sacred as Secular.” Bulletin of Toyo Gakuen University 8.  (2000): 93–106.

Essence-Function (t'i-yung): Early Chinese Origins and Manifestations.” Bulletin of Toyo Gakuen University 7.  (1999): 93–106.

“The Buddhist-Confucian Conflict in the Early Chosŏn and Kihwa's Syncretic Response: The Hyŏn chŏng non.” The Review of Korean Studies 2.  (September 1999): 183–200.

East Asian Buddhist Apocrypha: Their Origin and Role in the Development of Sinitic Buddhism.” Bulletin of Toyo Gakuen University 6.  (1998): 63–76.

The Key Operative Concepts in Korean Buddhist Syncretic Philosophy; Interpenetration and Essence-Function in Wŏnhyo, Chinul and Kihwa.” Bulletin of Toyo Gakuen University 3.  (1995): 33–48.

The Composition of Self-Transformation Thought in Classical East Asian Philosophy and Religion.” Bulletin of Toyo Gakuen University 4.  (March, 1996): 141–152. This article has been further developed under the new title of “ East Asia's Unexplored Pivot of Metaphysics and Hermeneutics: Essence-Function/Interpenetration,” available at the below-listed "Web Articles" link

Dealing with the Modern Crisis of Religiosity: Reflections from the Aum Case.” Toyo Gakuen Kenkyushitsu dayori. (January, 1996): 67–75.


C. Conference Presentations: Buddhism and East Asian Thought

“Seon Views on Views (dṛṣṭi): Are We Ever Rid of Them?” Paper delivered at the Conference “Buddhist Meditation from Ancient India to Contemporary Asia: International Conference on Buddhist Studies to Commemorate 100 years of Master Seongcheol,” November 30, 2012

“唯識仏教の中心教理:三能變(意識の3つの転変 ("The Core Doctrine of Consciousness-only Buddhism: The Three Transformations of Consciousness").”  Nihon bukkyō shinri gakkai 日本仏教心理学会 (2011.10.08: )

“Wonhyo's Philosophy of Mind.” Symposium on Yogâcāra Resources at the Mangalam Center, Berkeley, CA (2011.11.06)

“Woncheuk 円測 on bimba 本質 and pratibimba 影像 in his Commentary on the Saṃdhinirmocana-sūtra.” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (Yogâcāra Studies Consultation). Nov. 2010, Atlanta.

“円測『解深密経疏』における本質と影像.” 日本印度学仏教学会第61回学術大会 (2010.9月10-11日) 立正大学大 (61st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies, Risshō University; Sept 10-11 2010).

“An Inquiry into Views: Lessons from Buddhism, Behavioral Psychology, and Constructivist Epistemology.” Global Forum on Civilization and Peace: “Beyond National Boundaries: Building a World Without Walls.” Academy of Korean Studies, Seoul, Sept. 29-30, 2010.

“Wonhyo's Interpretation and Application of Indian Buddhist Paradigms in His Resolution of Doctrinal Discrepancies (hwajaeng 和諍).” Workshop on Indian Buddhist Thought in 6th-7th Century China. National Chengchi University, Taipei, March 25-30, 2010.

“Wonhyo's Approaches to the Commensuration of Doctrinal Discrepancies (hwajaeng).” First Asian Philosophy Congress. Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, March. 6–10, 2010.

“Demarcating the Afflictive and Cognitive in Tathāgatagarbha and Yogâcāra.” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (Yogâcāra Studies Seminar). Montreal, Nov. 7–10, 2009.

“The State of Western Studies of Korean Seon Texts.” Early Chan Manuscripts among the Dunhuang Findings: Resources in the Markup and Digitization of Historical Texts. Conference at the University of Oslo, Sept. 28 to Oct 2, 2009.

“The Digital Dictionary of Buddhism [DDB]: Recent Updates and Applications.” Early Chan Manuscripts among the Dunhuang Findings: Resources in the Markup and Digitization of Historical Texts. Conference at the University of Oslo, Sept. 28 to Oct 2, 2009.

“Wonhyo on the Lotus Sūtra.” Conference on “Lotus Sūtra and Interfaith Relations.” Kona, Hawai`i , March 17–23, 2009.

“Huiyuan and Weonhyo on the Hindrances in the Awakening of Mahāyāna Faith.” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion. Philadelphia, Nov. 18–21, 2005.

“A Comparison of Huiyuan's and Weonhyo's Approaches to the Problem of the Two Hindrances in the Awakening of Mahāyāna Faith.” Conference on the Study of Chinese Buddhism. Hsi Lai Temple, Los Angeles. June 10–12, 2005.

“Explanation of the Essence of the Two Hindrances through Ten Canonical Texts.”  Conference on “Korean Buddhism in East Asian Perspectives.” Geumgang University, Korea. October 23–24, 2004.

“Gihwa's Analysis of the Relationship between the Worded and Wordless Teachings: The Ogahae seorui.” . 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (Zen Buddhism Seminar). Subsequently published in the Bulletin of Toyo Gakuen University. , vol. 12 (March, 2004).

“Enlightenment in Reading Scriptures that Tend Toward Non-appropriation: Daoism, the Diamond Sutra and Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment.” . Conference on Enlightenment and Its Cultural Aspects in the Modern Perspective, Seoul, South Korea, October 16–17, 2003.

“Jeong Dojeon and Gihwa: The Chan-Confucian Conflict in the Late Goryeo and Early Joseon.” 2002 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 21, 2002.

“Buddhist Discussion Mail Lists: Reflections on Prior Developments and a Proposal for the Creation of a New Kind of Buddhism Discussion List .” Fourth International Chung-Hwa Conference on Buddhist Studies, Taipei, January 19, 2002

“East Asian Transformations of the Two Hindrances: The Awakening of Faith, Wonhyo and the Sūtra of Perfect Enlightenment.”  AAR 2001 Annual Meeting, Denver, November 18, 2001 (Yogācāra Seminar)

“The Centerpiece of the Koryŏ-Chosŏn Buddhist-Confucian Confrontation: A Comparison of the Positions of the Pulssi chappyŏn and the Hyŏnjŏng non.” Second Annual Korea-Japan Friendship Conference, University of Shimane, November 3–5, 2000.

Tiyong, Interpenetration and Sincerity in the Great Learning and Doctrine of the Mean. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (Boston), November 21, 1999

“Wonhyo's Doctrine of the Two Hindrances (Ijangui).” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (Orlando), November 23, 1998

“Innate Enlightenment and No-thought: A Response to the Critical Buddhist Position on Zen.” International Conference on Korean Seon, Baegyang-sa Buddhist Monastery, Korea, Aug. 21, 1998

“East Asia's Unexplored Pivot of Metaphysics and Hermeneutics: Essence-Function/Interpenetration.” Paper presentation at the 1997 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 22, 1997.

“The Buddhist-Confucian Conflict in the Early Chosŏn and Kihwa's Syncretic Response: The Hyŏn chŏng non.” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Chicago, Nov. 18–22, 1994.


D. Conference Presentations and Articles: Dictionaries and Related Matters

“The XML-Based DDB: The DDB Document Structure and the P5 Dictionary Module: New Developments of DDB Interoperation and Access.” Chung-Hwa Buddhist Journal. , No. 25 (July 2012), pp. 105-128.

Report and Demonstration of the CJKV-English Dictionary. ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2/IRG Ideographic Rapporteur Group. IRG Meeting #38, Gyeongju, South Korea, June 18-22, 2012.

“Trends of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities in Japan.” Digital Humanities Australasia 2012, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (2012.3.28; Co-Presentation with Kiyonori Nagasaki)

“The Digital Dictionary of Buddhism [DDB]: A Model for the Sustainable Development of a Collaborative, Field-wide Web Reference Service.” Symposium on Yogâcāra Resources at the Mangalam Center, Berkeley, CA (2011.11.04)

“The Digital Dictionary of Buddhism [DDB]: A Model for the Sustainable Development of a Collaborative, Field-wide Web Reference Service.” Digital Humanities 2011; Stanford University, California, June 22, 2011.

“Advancing the Development of Digital Scholarship: SAT, CEH, and the DDB.” Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies; Honolulu, Hawai`i, March 31, 2011.

“The Digital Dictionary of Buddhism [DDB]: A Model for the Sustainable Development of a Collaborative, Field-wide Web Reference Service.” Conference on Digital Buddhist Texts and International Collaboration at Dongguk University; Nov. 22 and 23, 2010.

“Digital Dictionary of Buddhism: Recent Updates and Applications.” Early Chan Manuscripts among the Dunhuang Findings: Resources in the Markup and Digitization of Historical Texts. Conference at the University of Oslo, Sept. 28 to Oct 2, 2009.

“The Digital Dictionary of Buddhism [DDB] as a Model for Web Collaboration.” Symposium of the Information Processing Society of Japan; University of Tokyo, May 23, 2009.

“The Digital Dictionary of Buddhism [DDB]: Present Status and Future Developments.” Annual Conference of the Tōhō Gakkai. Tokyo May 21, 2008.

“The Digital Dictionary of Buddhism [DDB]: Present Status and Future Developments.” Scholars of Buddhism in Japan: Buddhist Studies in the 21st Century. Conference at Nichibunken, March 15, 2008.

“Translation and Textual Research Through the Combined Usage of Digital Canons and Digital Lexicons: Applications of the Digital Dictionary of Buddhism.” . EBTI After 15 and CBETA after 10 Years: Joint International Conference on Digital Buddhist Studies. Dharma Drum Buddhist College; February 16–17, 2008

「デジタルテキストによって出来る事」. 東京大学に於ける「仏教「智慧の宝庫」の未来」SAT テキスト・データベース・シンポジアム. (2007.7.30)

“A Model for Scholarly Collaboration in the Development of On-line Reference Works: The Digital Dictionary of Buddhism.” . Conference on New Technology in the Handling of East Asian Documents; Chinese National Library, Beijing, January 22, 2005

“Moving into XML Functionality: The Combined Digital Dictionaries of Buddhism and East Asian Literary Terms.” Journal of Digital Information: Special Issue on Chinese Collections in the Digital Library. (Volume 3, issue 2, October 2002)

“ディジタル媒体を使用して、仏教データの調査と普及: 仏教学のディジタル辞書 (Using the Digital Medium for Research and the Dissemination of Buddhist Studies Data: The Digital Dictionary of Buddhism).” Annual Conference of the Japanese Association for Indian and Buddhist Studies, Tokyo University, July 1, 2001.

“Buddhist Canonicities: Value and Evaluation in the Digital Age.” International Conference on Buddhism and the 21st Century Digital Society. Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea. Dec. 7–9, 2000.

“Digitization and the Revolution in the Media of Buddhist and Asian Studies: Where We Have Come, and Where We Are Going.” (Article written exclusively for web publication).

“Developments of the Web Dictionaries of East Asian Thought: Stepping up to XML.” Seminar on Computing in East Asian Studies, Kyoto University Computing Center, March 23, 1999.

“Update on the Development of the Digital Dictionary of East Asian Buddhist Terms.” Fifth meeting of the EBTI, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Jan 18–21, 1999

“The Structure and Function of the Interlinked Electronic CJK-English and Buddhist CJK-English Dictionaries.” International Conference of Asian Scholars (ICAS); Leiden University, June 26, 1998

“The Structure and Function of the Interlinked Electronic CJK-English and Buddhist CJK-English Dictionaries.” Meeting of the Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC), May 13, 1998

“The Usage and Development of Digital Reference Tools in Working with CJK Buddhist Texts: Interlinked CJK and Buddhist CJK Dictionaries.” Fourth Meeting of the Electronic Buddhist Text Initiative, October 25, 1997, Otani University, Kyoto, Japan.

“Introducing the Web Dictionary of East Asian Buddhist Terms.” Third Meeting of the Electronic Buddhist Text Initiative, Fo Kuang Shan, Taiwan, March, 1996


E. Book Reviews

  1. One Korean's Approach to Buddhism: The Mom/Momjit Paradigm , by Sung Bae Park. International Journal of Buddhist Thought and Culture, Vol. 13, September 2009 (p. 109–131)
  2. Cultivating Original Enlightenment: Wonhyo's Exposition of the Vajrasamādhi-Sūtra , by Robert E. Buswell, Jr. International Journal of Buddhist Thought and Culture, Vol. 10, February 2008 (p. 179–186)
  3. Buddhist Phenomenology: A Philosophical Investigation of Yogācāra Buddhism and the Ch'eng Wei-shih lun , by Dan Lusthaus. Philosophy East and West, vol. 55, no. 1; p. 135–139.
  4. Three New Buddhist Reference Works: A Concise Encyclopedia of Buddhism (John Powers); The Soka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhism; Dictionary of Buddhism (Damien Keown). Reviewed for H-Net (July 2003) [Read Review]
  5. Polishing the Diamond, Enlightening the Mind: Reflections of a Korean Buddhist Master, by Jae Woong Kim. Reviewed for H-Net (May 2003) [Read Review]
  6. The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World, by Lawrence Lessig. (Originally written for the now-defunct H-MMedia list, but finally, published only here). [Read Review]
  7. Coming to Terms with Chinese Buddhism, by Robert Sharf. Reviewed for H-Net (May 2002). [Read Review]
  8. Reinventing the Wheel, by Peter Hershock. Reviewed for Religious Studies Review, Vol. 27, No. 2, (April 2001), page 117–120. [Read Review]