Henry (Hank) Glassman

Associate Professor, East Asian Studies, Haverford College
PhD, Department of Religious Studies, Stanford University
Graduation Year
Dissertation Title
"The Religious Construction of Motherhood in Medieval Japan"
head shot of Hank Glassman

Hank's research focuses on sacred art, religious narrative, preaching traditions and gender in medieval Japanese Buddhism. His recent articles include “Shaka no honji: Preaching, Intertextuality, and Popular Hagiography,” Monumenta Nipponica62/3 (Autumn 2007); and “Chinese Buddhist Death Ritual and the Transformation of Japanese Kinship,” in The Buddhist Dead: Practices, Discourses, Representations, ed. by Cuevas and Stone (Hawaii, 2007). He is currently completing a manuscript on "The Face of Jizō: Image and Cult in Medieval Japanese Buddhism."