Mark A. Nathan


Mark Nathan.

Mark A. Nathan


Mark A. Nathan



Asian History; Korean History; History of Religion; Intellectual History; Transnational History

Contact Information

584 Park Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-5647


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

Courses Regularly Taught

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

Research Interests

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