4th Nanzan Seminar for the Study of Religion and Culture

From 13 to 14 January 2019, the Nanzan Institute, in collaboration with Nagoya University, sponsors the fourth Seminar for the Study of Japanese Religions as part of a “JSPS Core-to-Core Program.” Reports of the Seminar will be made available in the 2019 editions of the Institute’s Bulletin and 『研究所報」.


Presenters

    1. Silke R.G. Hasper (Heidelberg University), “Where is the Youth? Engaged Buddhism and Buddhist Youth Groups in Contemporary Japan”
    2. Franziska Steffen (MLU Halle-Wittenberg),”How to weld and wield ‘religion’ in the Meiji period? Contrasting criticism against the ‘heretical’ Tenrikyō with its response as ‘Japan’s only true Shintō'”
    3. Emanuela Sala(SOAS University of London), “‘A kami with any other name…’ Ōmiya no onkoto, the Yōtenki, and the problem of kami identities”
    4. Jesse Drian (University of Southern California), “Local Traces and Sacred Spaces: Networks of Benzaiten Manifestations”
    5. Xingyi Wang (Harvard University, Ryukoku University), “Eison’s Two Bodies: His Final Moment and Rebirth”


    Discussants
     阿部泰郎 Abe YasurōNagoya University / Medieval Japanese Literature and Aesthetics, Study of Religious Texts
     岩田文昭 Iwata FumiakiOsaka Normal University / Philosophy of Religion)
     小林奈央子 Kobayashi Naoko Aichi Gakuin University
     近本謙介 Chikamoto KensukeNagoya University / Medieval Japanese Literature and Aesthetics, Study of Religious Texts
     吉田一彦 Yoshida Kazuhiko (Nagoya City University, History of Japanese Religions)