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Job Opening: Buddhist Studies, Wesleyan University

Institution: Wesleyan University Location: Connecticut Position: Assistant Professor, Buddhist Studies Wesleyan University’s Department of Religion invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Religion, with a focus on Buddhist Studies, beginning July 1, 2018. We particularly encourage applications from scholars in the fields … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Imagination and Narrative: Lexical and Cultural Translation in Buddhist Asia

Via University of Washington Press. Imagination and Narrative: Lexical and Cultural Translation in Buddhist Asia EDITED BY PETER SKILLING AND JUSTIN THOMAS MCDANIEL $32.50S PAPERBACK (9786162151354) hardcover not available PUBLISHED: October 2017 SUBJECT LISTING: Asian Studies BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 308 pp., … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Tracing the Itinerant Path: Jishū Nuns of Medieval Japan

Via University of Hawai’i Press Tracing the Itinerant Path: Jishū Nuns of Medieval Japan CAITILIN J. GRIFFITHS 232pp. October 2016 Cloth – Price: $65.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-5936-7 Women have long been active supporters and promoters of Buddhist rituals and functions, but their importance in … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan

Via University of Hawai’i Press. Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan Author: Fowler, Sherry D.; 384pp. November 2016 Cloth – Price: $70.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-5622-9 Buddhists around the world celebrate the benefits of worshipping Kannon (Avalokiteśvara), a compassionate savior … Continue reading

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

Via the University of Hawai’i Press. Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan JACQUELINE I. STONE 616pp. November 2016 Cloth – Price: $68.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-5643-4 Buddhists across Asia have often aspired to die with a clear … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Asian Religions, Occidental College

Institution: Occidental College, Religious Studies Location: California, United States Position: Assistant Professor The Department of Religious Studies at Occidental College invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin August 2017. We seek a scholar with expertise in Asian religions.  We … 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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