Religion in Modern Japan
Getting to Know Japan Webinar (via Zoom) -- 1000 (JST) 13 July 2021
Dr. Levi McLaughlin will deliver an introductory overview of religion in contemporary Japan. In his talk he will introduce the basics of Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, explaining the ways that people interact with them and the beliefs that guide those interactions. He will conclude his talk with a broader overview of the religious landscape that these sacred sites inhabit, and then open the floor for Q&A.
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Levi McLaughlin is Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at North Carolina State University. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University after previous study at the University of Tokyo, and he holds a B.A. and M.A. in East Asian Studies from the University of Toronto. He has worked as a research assistant at Kokugakuin University in Tokyo and was a visiting research fellow at the University of Michigan’s Center for Japanese Studies, the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, and the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Iowa. He was previously an Assistant Professor of Religion at Wofford College.
Format: This event will be off-the-record. Questions are encouraged. It will not be recorded.
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Moderator: Michael Okamoto
Webinar Cost: Free of charge