Ph.D., Religious Studies
Jung Lee is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Northeastern University. He received his B.A. from Amherst College, and his Ph.D. from Brown University in Religious Studies. Professor Lee teaches and publishes in the areas of religious ethics, comparative ethics, East Asian religions, and the philosophy of religion. His recent publications include The Ethical Foundations of Early Daoism: Zhuangzi’s Unique Moral Vision (Palgrave, 2014); “Comparative Religious Ethics among the Ruins,” in the Journal of Religious Ethics (2014); and The Dalit Women of Nepal: Strategies of Resistance (Routledge, 2015). Professor Lee’s current research includes work on modes of rhetoric in early Daoism, method in comparative religious ethics, and the normative sources of early Chinese thinkers.
“Dialogue on Teaching Comparatively” and In Teaching Comparison: Pedagogical Perspectives as Comparative Theory in Religious Studies, ed. by Jennifer Rapp. (under contract with AAR/Oxford University Press);
“The Rhetoric of Context: Comparative Religious Ethics and the Limits of Virtue.” Journal of Religious Ethics 43.1 (September 2013);
“An Ethics of Propriety: Ritual, Roles, and Dependence in Early Confucianism.” Asian Philosophy 23.2 (May 2013): 116-129;
“Laozi.” International Encyclopedia of Ethics, ed. by Hugh LaFollette, 2935-2938. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.