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 Hyun Choo, Ph.D.


Hyun Choo has taught Buddhism and Korean Culture at Stony Brook University as an adjunct lecturer since 2004. She received a B.A. in Humanities Studies, with an emphasis on Christian Theology at the Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea and a Ph.D. at the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University in NJ, with a dissertation titled “An annotated translation of the Commentary on the Heart Sutra: Wonch’uk’s unique exposition of the Yogacara interpretation of the Heart Sutra.” Based on the hermeneutical study of her dissertation, Dr. Choo has been interested in engaging Buddhism into other religious and psychological traditions. Hyun Choo published an extensive article, “An English Translation of the Ban-ya paramilda sim-gyeong chan” in the International Journal of Buddhist Thought & Culture in 2006. She is currently working to publish her dissertation as a book.
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