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Book Announcement: Promising Practices: Women Volunteers in Contemporary Japanese Religious Civil Society

Promising Practices: Women Volunteers in Contemporary Japanese Religious Civil Society Based upon a survey of five Japanese faith-based volunteer groups, the book offers insights and fresh perspectives into the ways women’s participation in religious civic organizations may work as a … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Zen Koans

Author: Heine, Steven; 206pp. August 2014 Paper – Price: $17.00ISBN: 978-0-8248-3974-1 Cloth (Print on Demand) – Price: $48.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3973-4 Via University of Hawai’i Press “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” “Does a dog have Buddha-nature?” These cryptic … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Kōmeitō: Politics and Religion in Japan

Kōmeitō: Politics and Religion in Japan Ehrhardt, George, Axel Klein, Levi McLaughlin, and Steven R. Reed, editors Japan Research Monograph 18 2014. 298 pp. ISBN-13 978-1-55729-111-0 ISBN-10 1-55729-111-X $25.00 http://ieas.berkeley.edu/publications/jrm18.html The book covers Kōmeitō’s founding in Nichiren Buddhist doctrinal mandates and its … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Post-doctoral fellow, East Asian religions

Institution: Washington University in St. Louis, Religious Studies Program Location: Missouri, United States Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow,  East Asian Religions The Program in Religious Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, in cooperation with the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Zen Past and Present, by Eric Cunningham

Zen Past and Present Eric Cunningham ISBN 978-0-924304-64-4. 98 pages. Paperback. Zen Past and Present provides readers with a concise but comprehensive survey of the history of Zen Buddhism. Because it examines Zen from historical, religious, literary, artistic, and political standpoints, it … Continue reading

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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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Job Opening: Japanese Religious Studies

Institution:       University at Albany Location:          New York, United States Position:          Assistant Professor, Tenure Track – Japanese Religious Studies Assistant Professor, Tenure Track – Japanese Religious Studies The Department of East Asian Studies at the University at Albany, State University … Continue reading

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