Positions

Overview

  • Beverley Foulks is a professor of East Asia Religions in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from Stanford University in 1998, a Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School in 2003, and a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University in 2009. She is originally from Durham, North Carolina and taught for a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina Greensboro before joining the UNCW faculty in the fall of 2010.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022-08-01 Permeable Boundaries between Ritual and Play: Religious and Ludic Possibilities in a Chinese Buddhist Board GameJournal of Chinese Buddhist Studies.  35:109-151. 2022-08-01
    2022-02-01 Under Pressure: Teaching Critical Religious StudiesWabash Center Journal on Teaching.  3:44-51. 2022-02-01
    2022-01-01 “Chinese Religions: Practices and Communities,”New York: Wiley Publishing2022-01-01
    2021-11-01 How to Hone Moral Attention—and Why It’s So ImportantTricycle Magazine2021-11-01
    2021-03-01 “Pedagogical Possibilities: A Review of Approaches to Undergraduate Teaching in Buddhist Studies.”Religions2021-03-01
    2020-12-01 Gray, Elaine and Beverley McGuire. “A Student-Centered Framework for Digital Privacy, Digital Ethics, and Digital Literacy.”The AAEEBL ePortfolio Review2020-12-01
    2020-01-01 A Student-Centered Framework for Digital Privacy, Digital Ethics, and Digital LiteracyThe AAEEBL ePortfolio Review.  3:9-15. 2020-01-01
    2020-01-01 Buddhist-Inspired Self-Tracking Apps: Tracking Emotions and Values in a Digital EraJournal of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities.  5:43-60. 2020-01-01
    2020-01-01 Gaming and Grieving: Digital Games as Means of Confronting and Coping with DeathJournal of Religion, Media, and Digital Culture.  9:326-346. 2020-01-01
    2020-01-01 “Buddhist-Inspired Self-Tracking Apps: Tracking Emotions and Values in a Digital Era.”Journal of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities2020-01-01
    2020-01-01 “Gaming and Grieving: Digital Games as Means of Confronting and Coping with Death.”Journal of Religion2020-01-01
    2019-11-01 “Resilience and Interdependence: Christian and Buddhist Views of Social Responsibility Following Natural Disasters,”Buddhist-Christian Studies2019-11-01
    2019-10-01 “Ouyi Zhixu,”Boston: Brill2019-10-01
    2019-04-01 “Analogous Activities: Tools for Thinking Comparatively in Religious Studies Courses,”Teaching Theology and Religion2019-04-01
    2018-06-01 “Women in American Buddhism,”ABC-CLIO Publishing2018-06-01
    2018-04-01 “Preparing Students for Interreligious Dialogue: Experiential Learning as a Precursor for Pluralism.”Journal of Interreligious Studies2018-04-01
    2017-01-01 Principles for Effective Asynchronous Online Instruction in Religious StudiesTeaching Theology and Religion.  20:28-45. 2017-01-01
    2017-01-01 “Principles for Effective Asynchronous Online Instruction in Religious Studies,”Teaching Theology and Religion2017-01-01
    2016-11-01 “Integrating the Intangibles into Asynchronous Online Instruction: Strategies for Improving Interaction and Social Presence.”The Journal of Effective Teaching2016-11-01
    2016-09-01 "Chinese Buddhist Perspectives on Karma."Dharma World2016-09-01
    2016-01-01 Integrating the Intangibles into Asynchronous Online Instruction: Strategies for Improving Interaction and Social PresenceJournal of Effective Teaching.  16:62-75. 2016-01-01
    2014-03-01 Playing With Karma: A Buddhist Board GameMaterial Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief.  10:4-29. 2014-03-01
    2013-10-01 Divining Karma in Chinese BuddhismReligion Compass.  7:413-422. 2013-10-01
    2011-01-01 Bringing Buddhism Into the Classroom: Jiang Qian’s 江謙 (1876-1942) Vision for Education in Republican ChinaJournal of Chinese Religions.  39:33-54. 2011-01-01

    Book

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022-09-01 Teaching Critical Religious Studies: Pedagogy and Critique in the Classroom.  Bloomsbury. 2022-09-01
    2022-08-01 Mind the Gap: Navigating Transitions in Life with Mindfulness.  UNC Press. 2022-08-01

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022-01-01 “The Yijing in Chinese Buddhism,”.  Boston: Brill. 2022-01-01
    2020-03-01 “Instant Karma and Internet Karma: Karmic Memes and Morality on Social Media,”.  New York: Oxford University Press. 2020-03-01
    2019-12-01 “Digital Media and the Buddhist Diaspora”.  Praeger Publishing. 2019-12-01
    2019-06-01 Ouyi Zhixu.  Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Vol. 2 (Persons),. 748-751. 2019-06-01
    2018-03-01 “Buddhist Uploads,”.  Macmillan Reference USA. 2018-03-01
    2017-11-01 “Buddhist Blogs in Mainland China and Taiwan.”.  New York: Routledge Press. 2017-11-01
    2017-05-01 “Seeing Suchness: Emotional and Material Means of Perceiving Reality in Chinese Buddhist Divination Rituals,”.  Boston: Brill. 2017-05-01
    2017-01-01 Buddhist Blogs in Mainland China and Taiwan -- Religion and Media in Chian: Insights and Case Studies from the Mainland, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.  Routledge. 151-166. 2017-01-01
    2017-01-01 Seeing Suchness: Emotional and Material Means of Perceiving Reality in Chinese Buddhist Divination Rituals.  Historicizing Emotions: Practices and Objects in India, China, and Japan; Brill. 261-296. 2017-01-01
    2015-01-01 The Way of the Blogisattva: Buddhist Blogs on the Web -- The Pixel in the Lotus: Buddhism, the Internet, and Digital Media.  Routledge. 2015-01-01
    2015-01-01 “The Way of the Blogisattva: Buddhist Blogs on the Web.”.  New York: Routledge Press. 2015-01-01

    Document

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022-12-01 Chinese Buddhism: A Thematic HistoryHarvard Journal of Asiatic Studies. 2022-12-01
    2022-08-01 Occupy this Body: A Buddhist MemoirStudies in Chinese Religions. 2022-08-01
    2021-07-01 (Re)Considering What We Know: Learning Thresholds in Writing, Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy.The Wabash Center’s Journal on Teaching. 2021-07-01
    2021-03-01 Success After Tenure: Supporting Mid-Career Faculty.Wabash Center’s Journal. 2021-03-01
    2021-02-01 Learning to Collaborate, Collaborating to Learn: Engaging Students in the Classroom and Online.Wabash Center Journal On Teaching. 2021-02-01
    2021-01-01 Catalyzing the Field: Second-Person Approaches to Contemplative Learning and InquirySUNY Press, 2019. 2021-01-01
    2020-05-01 Religion in China.Journal of Chinese Religions. 2020-05-01
    2020-05-01 Religion in China. By Adam Yuet Chau. Medford, MA: Polity Press, 2019.Journal of Chinese Religions. 127-130. 2020-05-01
    2020-04-01 The Intersubjective Turn: Theoretical Approaches to Contemplative Learning and Inquiry Across Disciplines.The Wabash Center’s Journal on Teaching. 2020-04-01
    2019-01-01 How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching.Reflective Teaching. 2019-01-01
    2018-12-01 Teaching Religion Using Technology in Higher Education.Reflective Teaching. 2018-12-01
    2018-09-01 Creating Wicked Students: Designing Courses for a Complex World.Reflective Teaching. 2018-09-01
    2018-01-01 Buddhist UploadsPosthumanism: The Future of Homo Sapiens; Macmillan Referenc eUSA. 143-153. 2018-01-01
    2017-12-01 A Late Sixteenth-Century Chinese Buddhist Fellowship: Spiritual Ambitions, Intellectual Debates, and Epistolary Connections.Journal of the American Oriental Society. 2017-12-01
    2017-10-01 The Middle Kingdom and the Dharma Wheel: Aspects of the Relationship between the Buddhist Samgha and the State in Chinese History.School of Oriental and African Studies. 2017-10-01
    2015-10-01 Practicing Scripture: A Lay Buddhist Movement in Late Imperial ChinaH-Net Reviews. 2015-10-01
    2012-03-01 "Surviving Nirvana: Death of the Buddha in Chinese Visual Culture"Material Religion. 115-116. 2012-03-01

    Presentations

    Research Overview

  • Chinese Buddhism, Comparative Religious Ethics
  • Principal Investigator On

  • Summer Research Initiative 2011-05-01 - 2011-06-01
  • Teaching Overview

  • Asian Religions, Chinese Religions, Japanese Religions, Buddhism, Comparative Religious Ethics
  • Full Name

  • Beverley Foulks McGuire