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Curlew River: Britten's Homage to the Japanese Noh Play

November 5, 2014

Nov 6 at 7:30 pm and Nov 7 at 8:00 pm at UNC’s Memorial Hall The 20th century English composer Benjamin Britten wrote Curlew River after watching Juro Motomasa’s noh play Sumidagawa in Japan. Unmistakable in the music of Curlew River are the … Continued

"The Invention of 'Religion' in Japan" – Jason Ananda Josephson

September 18, 2014

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, North Carolina State University, Religious Studies Colloquium Series http://www.ncsu.edu/chass/philo/rel_activities.html The Invention of “Religion” in Japan Jason Ānanda Josephson Associate Professor of Religion, Williams College Thursday, October 16, 2014, 4:30 p.m. Riddick Hall, Room 321 … Continued

"The Invention of 'Religion' in Japan" – Jason Ananda Josephson

September 18, 2014

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, North Carolina State University, Religious Studies Colloquium Series http://www.ncsu.edu/chass/philo/rel_activities.html The Invention of “Religion” in Japan Jason Ānanda Josephson Associate Professor of Religion, Williams College Thursday, October 16, 2014, 4:30 p.m. Riddick Hall, Room 321 … Continued

Daniele Lauro

September 4, 2014

Area of Study: Doctoral student in Japanese history and a Graduate Phillips Ambassador Prior degrees: I have a bachelor’s degree in comparative languages and literature from the University of Naples “L’Orientale” and a master’s degree in Asian studies from the … Continued

Conference: "From Modes of Production to Modes of Exchange"

April 14, 2014

The Institute of Critical Theory hosts an international conference to consider the historical, political, and philosophical issues raised in Kojin Karatani’s The Structure of History (Duke University Press). Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Duke Graduate School, Asian/Pacific Studies … Continued

TCJS Conference 2014: "Shifting Terrains of Struggle in Japan and Japanese Studies"

March 19, 2014

CLICK HERE FOR CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PROGRAM Friday, April 11 1:00-4:00pm:  Workshop with Triangle-area graduate students 4:30-6:00pm:  Keynote Address:  Anne Allison, Duke Saturday, April 12 9:30am:  Coffee 10:00am-1:00pm:  Labor, Ethnicity, Marginalized Sites, and Elided Presences “How Do We Temporize ‘Precariousness’?” – Yukiko … Continued

"The Shadow of Xuanzang: On the Question of Yogacara and Shingon Lineages in Late Heian Japanese Buddhism" – Ryuichi Abe, Harvard University

February 10, 2014

This talk reinterprets the Shingon hasso gyōjōzu (Deeds of the Shingon Eight Patriarchs) as a visual metaphor in which images of the deeds of the Shingon patriarchs are simultaneously mapped onto celebrated episodes from Xuanzang’s historic journey to India. An analysis of the installation of the Gyōjōzu paintings in the Shingondō further reveals that the Daijō-in supervised the production of the paintings as a pivotal means of demonstrating the legitimacy of practicing Esoteric Buddhism side by side with Hossō Buddhism at its branch temple, Eikyūji. Based on this evidence, my talk also suggests that the Gyōjōzu was painted by Fujiwara Munehiro, the court painter renowned for … Continued