Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture

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Confusion over Cathay: Attitudes to Chinese Material in Mediaeval Japanese Poetic Criticism

The complex nature of premodern Japanese literary production, and Japanese writers’ use of a continuum of scripts and languages, ranging from pure Japanese...

1/30 4pm
Literary Anthologies of M2M Experience:  Representation and Identity in 20th and 21st c. Japan

This talk by Prof. Stephen D Miller (University of Massachusetts Amherst) will address the question: how can a literary anthology that is, by definition,...

2/13 4pm
New Book Talk — "Seeking Sakyamuni: South Asia in the Formation of Modern Japanese Buddhism"

Professor Richard Jaffe (Duke University) will speak about his new book Seeking Sakyamuni: South Asia in the Formation of Modern Japanese Buddhism...

2/14 4pm
Neither Monk Nor Layperson: Categories of Buddhist Leaders in Japan, Korea, and America

In Buddhism’s adaptations in the modern West, much has been made of trends in new categories of Buddhist leaders who occupy a place that is neither monastic...

2/15 10am
"Seamless", A Play: Japanese American Incarceration and the Afterlife of Historical Trauma

Seamless revisits the Japanese American incarceration and dissolution of the American Dream during World War II, exploring the ways the past haunts the...

2/23 4pm

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