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The Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture was founded in 1976 and incorporated into Nanzan University in 1979. Through its symposia, colloquia, research projects, & a wide array of publications, the community of scholars that make up the Institute is dedicated to promoting dialogue among religions, philosophies, and cultures East and West. Its ample facilities and resource materials continue to attract scholars young and old from within Japan and around the world.
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Time： 2 March 2021 (Wednesday), 13:00– (Zoom conference)
Opening remarks： Kim Seung Chul, Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture | Iwata Mami & Shimuzi Kōsuke, Ryūkoku University Center for Gender and Religious Studies
Speaker 1: Anna Ruggeri Takeshita, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
Respondent： Tim Graf, Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture
Topic：“Gender from the Standpoint of Rinzai Zen in the Edo Period”
Speaker 2: Fujimoto Takuya, Konkōkyō International Center
Respondent： Komatsu Kayoko, Tama University
Topic：“Variouos Aspects of Gender and Sexuality in Konkōkyō”
Institute Director Kim Seung Chul receives a pair of awards for his 2020 book Endō Shūsaku and the Detective Novel (in Japanese).