Cats, Dogs, and Buddhism: D.T. Suzuki and the Welfare of Animals
Dr. James Dobbins is the Fairchild Professor of Religion and East Asian Studies at Oberlin College. His research interests span Pure Land Buddhism in Japan, Buddhism's modern development, and Japanese Buddhist art. His most recent book, Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume II: Pure Land, was published by the University of California Press in 2015. The book is an edited collection of Suzuki's most important essays on Pure Land Buddhism with a critical introduction by Dobbins. Suzuki (1870-1966), a Japanese Buddhist scholar who published extensively in English, was a key figure in introducing Buddhism to the West during the 20th Century.