BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: Faking Liberties: Religious Freedom in American-Occupied Japan (University of Chicago Press)

Dear Japan studies colleagues, 

I am happy to announce the publication of my new book Faking Liberties: Religious Freedom in American-Occupied Japan (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019). 336 pp. ISBN:  9780226618821 (paper) 9780226618791 (cloth) 9780226618968 (ebook). 

Symposium on Japanese Buddhism (Tohoku University)

Dear list members,
 
Apologies for cross-posting. On March 23, 2019, the departments of Japanese Intellectual History and Global Japanese Studies at Tohoku University will hold a symposium on the study of Japanese Buddhism. The symposium will celebrate the career of Prof. Sato Hiroo, who will retire at the end of this academic year. The event is open to the public.
 
佐藤弘夫教授退任記念シンポジウム
「日本仏教研究の過去と展望」
 
第一部 パネルセッション「日本仏教研究の現在」
Yoshida Kazuhiko 吉田一彦 (Nagoya City University)
古代仏教史研究の新しい潮流
 
Sueki Fumihiko 末木文美士 (Nichibunken)

EVENT> Symposium on Japanese Buddhism (Tohoku University)

Dear list members,
 
Apologies for cross-posting. On March 23, 2019, the departments of Japanese Intellectual History and Global Japanese Studies at Tohoku University will hold a symposium on the study of Japanese Buddhism. The symposium will celebrate the career of Prof. Sato Hiroo, who will retire at the end of this academic year. The event is open to the public.
 
佐藤弘夫教授退任記念シンポジウム
「日本仏教研究の過去と展望」
 
第一部 パネルセッション「日本仏教研究の現在」
Yoshida Kazuhiko 吉田一彦 (Nagoya City University)
古代仏教史研究の新しい潮流
 
Sueki Fumihiko 末木文美士 (Nichibunken)

LECTURE> Special Lecture by Dr. Fumihiko Sueki, February 14 2019, Ryukoku University

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the special lecture by Dr. Fumihiko Sueki in Ryukoku University on be half of the Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University.

Dr. Sueki, a professor emeritus of Tokyo University and the International Research Center for Japanese Studies, will give a lecture concerning Japanese emperors (tenno) and Japanese religions during modern period on February 14, 2019 in Ryukoku University Omiya Campus.

 

D. T. Suzuki Workshop in Kyoto, March 7, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

I am happy to announce the following workshop on recent scholarships on D.T. Suzuki (translation mine).
For inquiry and attendance, please contact me off list at: tmoriya@hannan-u.ac.jp

Date: March 7, 2019 1 pm - 5 pm
Venue: Dai-ichi Kaigishitsu (2nd floor), Campus Plaza Kyoto
http://www.consortium.or.jp/about-cp-kyoto/access
Language: Japanese

LECTURE> Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism Special Lecture, February 7 2019, Ryukoku University

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism Special Lecture 2019 in Ryukoku University on be half of the Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures and Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia at Ryukoku University and Society for the Promotion of Buddhism (Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai).

Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials

The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, together with Ōtani University and Ryūkoku University in Kyoto announce a workshop under the supervision of Mark Blum that will focus on critically examining premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin sect of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read religious text in postwar Japan. 2019 will be the third year in this five-year project that meets twice each year: we will meet in Berkeley from March 1 to 3 and in Kyoto at Ōtani University from June 21 to 23.

WORKSHOP> Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials at UC Berkeley and Ōtani University

The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, together with Ōtani University and Ryūkoku University in Kyoto announce a workshop under the supervision of Mark Blum that will focus on critically examining premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin sect of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read religious text in postwar Japan. 2019 will be the third year in this five-year project that meets twice each year: we will meet in Berkeley from March 1 to 3 and in Kyoto at Ōtani University from June 21 to 23.

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