Mark Nathan


Mark Nathan.

Mark Nathan


Mark Nathan


Specialist in

Korean History and Religion in East Asia

Contact Information

584 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-5647


Buddhism in Korean history, law and religion, transnational religious developments, religious propagation in Asia


  • PhD, UCLA
  • MA, University of Chicago
  • BA, Rutgers University

Courses Taught

  • Korean History up to 1864
  • Modern Korean History
  • Buddhism in East Asia
  • Christianity in East Asia

Current Research

I just completed a co-edited volume, Buddhism and Law: An Introduction, due out from Cambridge University Press in 2014. I am currently at work on a book project entitled From the Mountains to the Cities: Buddhist Propagation and Religious Reform in Modern Korean History, as well as an annotated translation of an early twentieth-century Buddhist apologetic treatise.