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Book Announcement: A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism

A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism William E. Deal (Case Western U.) and Brian Ruppert (University of Illinois) From the Back Cover: A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism presents a vivid, nuanced, and chronological account of Buddhist religion in Japan, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Building a Heaven on Earth: Religion, Activism, and Protest in Japanese Occupied Korea

Via University of Hawai’i Press. Building a Heaven on Earth: Religion, Activism, and Protest in Japanese Occupied Korea Author: Park, Albert L. 320pp. January 2015 Cloth – Price: $56.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3965-9 Why and how did Korean religious groups respond to … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Halo of Golden Light: Imperial Authority and Buddhist Ritual in Heian Japan

Via University of Hawai’i Press. The Halo of Golden Light: Imperial Authority and Buddhist Ritual in Heian Japan Author: Sango, Asuka 304pp. February 2015 Cloth – Price: $54.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3986-4 In this pioneering study of the shifting status of the … Continue reading

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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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