Jin Y. Park is associate professor of philosophy and religion and founding director of the Asian Studies Program at American University. Park specializes in East Asian Zen and Huayan Buddhism, Buddhist Ethics, East-West comparative philosophy, and Buddhist encounters with modernity in East Asia. She is a founding co-chair of the International Society for Buddhist Philosophy and also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Religion. Her book length publications include Buddhism and Postmodernity: Zen, Huayan and the Possibility of Buddhist Postmodern Ethics (2008), Buddhisms and Deconstructions (ed. 2006), Makers of Modern Korean Buddhism (ed. 2010), Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism (ed. 2009), and Comparative Political Theory and Cross-Cultural Philosophy (ed. 2009). Her most recent book, Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun: Essays by Zen Master Kim Iryŏp (2014), is a translation of a book by Korean Buddhist nun-thinker Kim Iryŏp.