H-Shukyo (the Japanese term for "religion") is an international network dedicated to the scholarly discussion of Japanese religions. It is open to graduate students and professionals working on the academic study of Japanese religions.

H-Shukyo is currently looking for new editors to take over the network and take an active role in developing new online materials and resources for the field. We also looking for contributors, bloggers, discussants, resources gatherers, etc. If you are interested in helping build this site, please contact Patrick Cox, H-Net's Vice-President for Networks, at vp-net@mail.h-net.msu.edu.

Recent Content

CONF: Representation and Religion at the University of Pennsylvania, 19 March 2016

Dear all, 

I write to invite people in the Philadelphia area to an upcoming Japan studies event that will be held at the University of Pennsylvania on Saturday, 19 March. The morning session will celebrate several recent donations to Penn's growing collection of Edo Period Japanese prints; the afternoon session features talks by three experts on Buddhism in contemporary Japan. 

More information about the venue and a link to the conference registration page can be found here

TOC: Journal of Japanese Studies 42.1. Winter 2016 Issue.

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Winter 2016 issue of The Journal of Japanese Studies (Vol. 42, No. 1).  Full texts of the following JJS works are available through Project MUSE. Concerning Japanese religions in particular, please see  the article by Fabian Drixler and the reviews of books by Gina Cogan, Clark Chilson, and Michel Mohr.


CFP: CIR Seminar for the Study of Japanese Culture and Religion 2016

Center for Information on Religion (hereafter CIR) hosts a seminar for the Study of Japanese Culture and Religion in Japanese for non-Japanese-native graduate students coming June in Tokyo.  The seminar calls for the papers of the well-motivated students who hope to have presentation and discussion with other participants in Japanese.

Registration open for the 2016 E-learning Course on Asian Buddhist Women

Dear colleagues,

the Numata Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of Hamburg, in cooperation with the Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts, offers an E-learning Course on Asian Buddhist Women. The course consists of a series of lectures by a group of international scholars.