a public event
Relics, Monuments, and Realpolitik: Constructing Pan-Asian Buddhism in an Age of Empires
Center for Buddhist Studies Colloquium Series with RICHARD JAFFE
Friday, October 24, 2003
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
243 Royce Hall
Los Angeles, CA
Department of Religion, Duke University
Through an examination of the movement of relics and the building of temples and monuments in Japan in the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Professor Jaffe will discuss how Japanese Buddhists attempted to incorporate and deploy their deepening understanding of Buddhism in other parts of Asia.
Richard Jaffe received his Ph.D. in religious studies with a concentration in Buddhist studies from Yale University in 1995. He is a specialist in modern Japanese Buddhism. His teaching interests include both Buddhism and Japanese religions. His publications include Neither Monk nor Layman: Clerical Marriage in Modern Japanese Buddhism (Princeton University Press, 2002) and Seeking Shakyamuni: World Travel and the Creation of Modern Japanese Buddhism (forthcoming in Japanese). He currently is working on a book about Japanese Buddhist travel and the transformation of Buddhism in late-nineteenth century Japan.
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