Academic interest in eastern philosophical systems and religious traditions is no longer on the periphery of scholarly interest in the west. However, teachers in western society may have limited exposure to and knowledge of eastern thought scholarship because eastern philosophical themes seem so foreign to the western philosophical models derived from Greek philosophical traditions of which we have become accustomed. Thus, many instructors are left to the daunting task of unscrambling worldviews that are often quite different from their own, and then relating their findings to students in some coherent fashion.
Price, Joshua, "Responding to Dynamic Emptiness: A Non-Dualistic Approach to Self in Zen Buddhism" (2008). Philosophical Ideas and Artistic Pursuits in the Traditions of Asia and the West: An NEH Faculty Humanities Workshop . Paper 7.