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Book Announcement: Dancer, Nun, Ghost, Goddess: The Legend of Giō and Hotoke in Japanese Literature, Theater, Visual Arts, and Cultural Heritage

Dancer, Nun, Ghost, Goddess explores the story of the dancers Giō and Hotoke, which first appeared in the fourteenth-century narrative Tale of the Heike. The story of the two love rivals is one of loss, female solidarity, and Buddhist salvation. Since its … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Assembling Shinto: Buddhist Approaches to Kami Worship in Medieval Japan

Assembling Shinto: Buddhist Approaches to Kami Worship in Medieval Japan Anna Andreeva http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674970571 HARDCOVER ISBN 9780674970571, Harvard East Asian Monographs 396 420 pages, 9 color illustrations, 1 halftone, 14 line illustrations, 3 maps During the late twelfth to fourteenth centuries, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan

Jacqueline I. Stone University of Hawai`i Press 616pp. November 2016 Cloth – Price: $68.00ISBN: 978-0-8248-5643-4 http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9704-9780824856434.aspx Description Buddhists across Asia have often aspired to die with a clear and focused mind, as the historical Buddha himself is said to have done. This book … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Buddhism in Indo-Japanese Relations「日印関係における仏教」

CALL FOR PAPERS  International Buddhist Conference March 16-18, 2017 New Delhi, India Buddhism in Indo – Japanese Relations 日印関係における仏教 Call For Papers Deadline: December 18th, 2016 Abstract submission to: samutthan.conference@gmail.com, ranjanayaya@gmail.com India, as the birthplace of Buddhism, has always held … Continue reading

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Resource: A-to-Z Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist Statuary and Religious Art

Chances are that if you have tried to google something about Buddhist deities, particularly some of the rarer ones, you’ve come across the A-to-Z Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist Statuary and Religious Art. Run by Mark Schumacher, an independent researcher with … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Evolving through Context: The Transformation of Buddhism(s) and their Legitimation(s)

The Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies at Munich University is pleased to announce a call for papers for the international workshop “Evolving through Context: The Transformation of Buddhism(s) and their Legitimation(s),” to be held on March 24-25, 2017 in Munich, Germany with … Continue reading

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Conference: Sea Religion in Japan, UCSB, June 13-15

Sea Religion in Japan International Conference University of California, Santa Barbara June 13-15, 2016 Much of the symbolic system underlying Japanese religions today presupposes a continental, “landlocked” environment, centered on agriculture (especially rice cultivation) and focusing on mountains as the … Continue reading

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