Tag Archives: Buddhism

Program: Buddhist Asia: Traditions, Transmissions and Transformations, University of Hawaii

This multidisciplinary program, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, will offer five weeks of context-rich engagement with Buddhist teachings, practices and primary texts (in translation), and how they have shaped and been shaped by cultures and societies throughout … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Secrecy’s Power: Covert Shin Buddhists in Japan and Contraditions of Concealment

Via University of Hawai’i Press. Secrecy’s Power: Covert Shin Buddhists in Japan and Contraditions of Concealment Author: Chilson, Clark; 235pp. July 2014 Cloth – Price: $42.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3839-3 Shin has long been one of the most popular forms of Buddhism … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Networks and Religious Difference in Asian Buddhist Traditions

Call for Papers: “Networks and Religious Difference in Asian Buddhist Traditions,” Vanderbilt University,April 3-4, 2015 Buddhist traditions—in all their diversity—have been formed through processes of exchange, negotiation, and contestation in the face of perceived difference. These perceptions have existed both … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Modern Buddhism in Japan

Modern Buddhism in Japan edited by Hayashi Makoto, Otani Eiichi, and Paul L. Swanson. Published by Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture, 2014 (224 pp). This is a collection of essays on the development of Buddhism in Japan in response … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Princess Nun

Harvard East Asian Monographs 366 The Princess Nun: Bunchi, Buddhist Reform, and Gender in Early Edo Japan Gina Cogan The Princess Nun tells the story of Bunchi (1619–1697), daughter of Emperor Go-Mizunoo and founder of Enshōji. Bunchi advocated strict adherence … Continue reading

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Resources for Studying Buddhism

Glancing through our resources page, I noticed our lack of sites on Buddhism. Sure enough, I had a few things on hand that anyone researching Buddhism in Japan or Buddhism in general will find quite useful. I’m not an expert … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Religion (Buddhism Studies)

Institution: Bard College, Division of Social Studies-Religion Program Location: New York, United States Position: Assistant Professor of Religion in the area of Buddhism studies tenure-track BARD COLLEGE invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Religion in … Continue reading

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