Him Lal Ghimere arrives from Nepal for an 8-month research stay to compare the Lumbini and Shikoku Henro pilgrimage practices.
Rebecca Mendelson (Ph.D. candidate, Duke University) arrives for a 1-month research stay.
An informal meeting is held for religious studies researchers in the Aichi area. 16 people attend.
An international editoral meeting of the Advisory Board of the Japanese Journal of Religious Studies is held at the Institute to discuess the future of the journal.
Okuyama Michiaki coordinates a summer course on Asian religions at Hartford Seminary.
Paul Swanson travels to Dunhuang, China, to attend a conference on “Sutra Transmission and Translation.”
The Institute hosts an international conference on “Views of Watsuji Tetsurō from around the World.”
The Institute hosts a research “salon” for local scholars. Papers were presented on Mariya Kannon by Hioki Naoko, and on Yotsuka Kaidan by Saito Takashi.
Paul Swanson travels to Tokyo to participate in a conference on “Tackling Pre-Modern Japanese Texts: New Horizons on Understanding” at the National Institute of Japanese Literature.
Park Yeonjoo arrives to begin her tenure as the 2nd international Nanzan Post-doc fellow (until April 2017).
Paul Swanson travels to Tokyo to serve as an outside reviewer of a Ph.D. in Religious Studies at the University of Tokyo.
Paul Swanson and Okuyama Michiaki attend the Board of Regents meeting of the Japanese Asosciation for Religious Studies (Waseda University).
Thomas P. Kasulis, professor emeritus of Ohio State University, joins us for two months to complete work on his history of Japanese philosophy.
La filosofía japonesa en sus textos, the Spanish translation of Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook, is published by Herder Editorial of Barcelona.
The 2nd Nanzan Salon (meeting of local researchers) was held, with presentations by Kitta Naoki on “Radical Orthodoxy” and Minesaki Hiroko on the Ahmadiyya movement in Japan.
An in-house seminar is conducted by Him Lal Ghimere to report on his research and field work comparing pilgrimage to Lumbini and the Shikjoku Henro.
Paul Swanson attends the 63rd annual CORMOS conference in Kyoto.
Il-Seung Chung, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible at Asia LIFE University, comes for a brief period of research.
The 3rd “Nanzan Salon” is held with presentations by Kurita Hidehiko on “Self-Imrovement and Political Movements in the Modern World,” and by Miyazaka Kiyoshi on “Buddhist Nationalism in Ladakh, India.”
Inuzuka Yū resides at the Institute as a short-term visiting researcher.
Park Yeon Joo gives an in-house presentation on her research on “Medival Japanese Tendai Discourse on Kami and Kami-Buddha Amalgamation.”
Elvin and Yoshiko Suzuki-Zoet arrive for a month of work on their doctoral dissertations.
29 April Ejima Naotoshi (Den-en Chofu University, Kawasaki, Kanagawa)
7 June George Keyworth (Saskatchewan University, Canada)
10 June Suma Ikeuchi (University of Alabama)
13 June Paul Engler (Brent International School, Baguio, Philippines)
19 July Sasha Jair Espinosa de Alba (Doctoral student, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
22 July Michael Conway, Takikawa Yoshihiro, and Hyōdō Yoshinori (Ōtani University)
27 July Yamada Tomoaki, doctoral student, École des Hautes Études en Science Social, Paris, and research assistant at the Fond Ricoeur
28 July Daniela Elisa Alvarez, graduate student, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires
7 August Robert Norton, University of Notre Dame
27 August Heiner Koch, practicing psychotherapist, Berlin
1 September Xiao Yue, Researcher at the Research Institute of Bukkyō University
4–7 September Alexander Lin, Princeton University and Tokyo University
19 September Frédéric Girard, Visiting Scholar, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
6 October Jacynthe Tremblay, Hokkaidō University
21 October Michael Finkenthal, John Hopkins University
4 November Lee Yong-Joo, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
22-24 February Jason Lam, 道風山
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