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Born and living in Geneva, Jérôme Ducor began his Buddhist studies at the University of Lausanne (Prof. J. May), before obtaining a degree in History of religion (Prof. R. Heinemann) and a doctorate in Japanese studies at the University of Geneva.

He specialised in Japanese Buddhism, notably at Ryûkoku University (Kyôto), where he is a permanent guest researcher at the Sekai Bukkyô Bunka Senkyû Senta / Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures (formerly Bukkyô Bunka Kenkyûsho).

 From 1992 to 1993, he taught Far Eastern religions at McGill University (Montreal).

 A Privat-docent at the Section of Oriental Languages and Civilisations (act. Section of Slavic and South Asian Languages and Civilisations) of the University of Lausanne (1993-2019), he was the curator in charge of the Asia Department of the Museum of Ethnography of Geneva (MEG, 1995-2019) and a lecturer at the Japanese Language Unit of the University of Geneva (2007-2019), where he is currently an associate researcher.

He is also a teacher at UNI3-Genève and at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Paris.

In addition, he received ordination and mastery of the Jôdo-Shinshû Buddhist school at Hompa-Honganji (Kyôto). He is the resident of the Shingyôji temple in Geneva.

- Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette
- Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation
- Numata Innovation & Visionary Award
- Japanese-French Translated Literature Award of the Konishi Foundation for International Exchange
- Associated Member of Centre de Recherche sur les Civilisations de l'Asie Orientale (CNRS - CRCAO / UMR8155 Japan)







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  • Jérôme Ducor. Buddhist Japonisme : Emile Guimet and the Butsuzō-zui. Japanese Collections in European Museums, Vol. V - With special Reference to Buddhist Art - (JapanArchiv: Schriftenreihe der Forschungstellungsstelle Modernes Japan; Bd. 5, 5., 2016. ⟨hal-03154274⟩
  • Jérôme Ducor. "Ces dieux qui nous mènent en bateau, les Sept Divinités du Bonheur et le Butsuzô zui". Regards sur les collections, Musée d'ethnographie de Genève, catalogue de l'exposition de référence, MEG / Glénat, 2014, 978-2-940446-44-5. ⟨hal-03154273⟩