Fumihiko Sueki

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Fumihiko Sueki (末木文美士?, Sueki Fumihiko, 1949–  )[1] is a Japanese academic and historian, and one of Japan's leading scholars of Japanese Buddhism.[2] He is a professor at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (国際日本文化研究センタ?, Nichibunken) in Kyoto.[3] A member of the advisory board of Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture's Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, he is also a contributor to the journal itself.[4]

Early life[edit]

Sueki's studies at the University of Tokyo were rewarded with an BA in 1973 and an MA in 1975.[3] In 1994, he earned his Ph.D.; and he joined the faculty in the next year.[5]


From 1995 through 2009, Sueki was a professor at the University of Tokyo.[3] In the Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, he taught courses about Japanese Buddhism. His primary area of interest is the reconstruction of the intellectual history of Buddhism in Japan from ancient to modern times.[5]

Since 2009, he has been a professor at the International Research Centre for Japanese Studies.[3]

Selected works[edit]

In a statistical overview derived from writings by and about Fumihiko Sueki, OCLC/WorldCat encompasses roughly 60+ works in 80+ publications in 3 languages and 500+ library holdings.[6]

  • 日本仏教史 : 思想史としてのアプローチ (1992)
  • 観無量寿経 (1992)
  • 日本仏教思想史論考 (1993)
  • 禅と思想 (1997)
  • 鎌倉仏教形成論: 思想史の立場から (1998)
  • 近代日本の思想再考 (2004)
  • 明治思想家論 (2004)
  • 近代日本と仏教 (2004)
  • 日本宗教史 (2006)
  • The Sutra on the Concentration of Sitting Meditation (2009)


  1. ^ Library of Congress authority file, Sueki Fumihiko, n88-289322
  2. ^ Stone, Jacqueline. Review of Sueki Fumihiko, Kamakura Bukkyō Keisei ron. [147–53] [147–53]. Japanese Journal of Religious Studies. 
  3. ^ a b c d International Research Centre for Japanese Studies, faculty CV
  4. ^ Japanese Journal of Religious Studies. Accessed 2-1-2011.
  5. ^ a b University of Tokyo, Buddhism and Modern Nationalism, 2005
  6. ^ WorldCat Identities Archived December 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.: 末木文美士