Steven Heine is Professor and Director of the Institute for Asian Studies at Florida International University. He specializes in the history of thought of Zen Buddhism and its transition from China to Japan, especially the life and works of Zen Master Dogen. He has published twenty books and numerous articles on East Asian religion and society. Dr. Heine was recently awarded the Kauffman Professorship in Entrepreneurship Studies at the Florida International University Business School.
"Did Dogen go to China? is a well-written piece of sound scholarship that fills a glaring lacuna in Dogen studies. Heine builds on his deep expertise of Dogen's life and work as well as of koan literature to tackle central issues in the hagiographical accounts of Dogen's life. He displays a solid knowledge of all relevant sources and rethinks Dogen's life in the context of the latest research. This volume constitutes an invaluable contribution to Dogen scholarship."-Gereon Kopf, author of Beyond Personal Identity: Dogen, Nishida and a Phenomenology of No-Self