Kyoko Tokuno

Senior Lecturer



Kyoko Tokuno is a senior lecturer in Comparative Religion at the Jackson School of International Studies. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and received a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies in 1994. Since then she has taught at the University of Oregon and joined the UW faculty in 2001. Her current interests focus on Buddhist texts and culture of medieval China and Japan, their relation to Indian Buddhism, and development of Buddhist canon in East Asia. Tokuno’s most recent projects include Byways in Medieval Chinese Buddhism: The Book of Trapusa and Indigenous Scriptures (Kuroda Institute Studies in East Asian Buddhism Series, University of Hawaii Press), which has been accepted for publication. She has published articles in The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, chapters in Encyclopedia of Buddhism and A Bibliographic Guide to the Comparative Study of Ethics, and a translation of “The Book of Resolving Doubts Concerning the Age of Semblance Dharma” in Buddhism in Practice. She teaches courses on Buddhism and world religions.