Harold D. Roth Professor of Religious Studies and East Asian Studies
Harold D. Roth is Professor of Religious Studies and the Director of the Contemplative Studies Initiative. Roth is a specialist in Classical Chinese Religious Thought, Classical Daoism, the comparative study of contemplative practices and experiences and a pioneer of the academic field of Contemplative Studies. He is also the person who coined the term "Contemplative Studies" and he designed the first university concentration program in this subject. His publications include six books, The Textual History of the Huai-nan Tzu (Association for Asian Studies, 1992), Original Tao: "Inward Training" and the Foundations of Taoist Mysticism (Columbia University Press, 1999), Daoist Identity: Cosmology, Lineage, and Ritual (w/Livia Kohn) (University of Hawaii Press, 2002), A Companion to Angus C. Graham's Chuang Tzu: the Inner Chapters (Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, 2003), The Huainanzi: A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Government in Early Han China, (w/John S Major, Sarah Queen, and Andrew S. Meyer)(Columbia, 2010) and The Essential Huainanzi (w/ Major, Queen, and Meyer) (Columbia, 2012). He has also published more than 50 articles and book chapters on the history and religious thought of the Daoist tradition, on the textual history and textual criticism of classical Chinese works, and on the pedagogy and the academic discipline of Contemplative Studies.
Roth's articles have been published in many leading academic journals, including the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, the Journal of the American Oriental Society, Early China, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, China Review International, the Journal of Chinese Religions and the Journal of Chinese Philosophy, and he was written chapters or articles in such works as The Religions of China in Practice, the revised Sources of Chinese Tradition, The Encyclopedia of Religion, the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and the Festschrift for Angus Graham.
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