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Readings in Japanese Religions

This seminar provides an overview of significant themes and debates in the modern academic study of Japanese religions. The aim of this class will be threefold: first, to acquire a solid grasp of the major figures, trends, and events of Japanese religious history; second, to learn the theoretical skills with which to critically approach source materials; and third, to understand our positioning within the field of scholarship. Students will be expected to lead seminar discussions and provide response papers each week. Students will have some say in the latter half of the term on topics covered (e.g., gender, syncretism, eminent monks, etc.). A final project will be developed in consultation with the professor. Readings will be in English.

RELIGST 723

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Fall Offered?: No Language?: No

Mark Rowe

Associate Professor and Acting Chair of Graduate Affairs, Religious Studies