Jeffrey L. Richey, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Religion and Director of the Asian Studies Program at Berea College in Kentucky. He was educated at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Harvard University, the Graduate Theological Union, and the University of California at Berkeley. A specialist in ancient and early medieval Chinese and Japanese religious history, especially Confucian and Daoist studies, he has published widely in scholarly journals, encyclopedias, and edited anthologies. His publications include The Sage Returns: Confucian Revival in Contemporary China (co-edited with Kenneth J. Hammond and forthcoming from State University of New York Press), Teaching Confucianism (Oxford University Press, 2008), which he edited and to which he also contributed a chapter, as well as chapters in Confucius Now: Contemporary Encounters with the Analects (Open Court Publishing Company, 2008) and Riding the Wind with Liezi: New Scholarship on the Daoist Classic (State University of New York Press, 2011). He also serves as Chinese Philosophy Area Editor for the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (http://www.iep.utm.edu/).