Religion in Contemporary Japan

Public lecture: Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023

11:15am-12:05pm MT, on Zoom

“Religion in Contemporary Japan”

Dr. Levi McLaughlin

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, North Carolina State University

This presentation introduces religion in contemporary Japan. McLaughlin will introduce Japan’s diverse religious landscape by describing how people’s everyday interactions with Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples, and other religious sites, as well as within politics and other spheres, instantiate religion in Japanese contexts. He will summarize historical processes that inform dispositions that guide Japanese people’s religious interactions, examine distinctive ambiguities that surround “religion” as a Japanese category, and discuss new challenges that have emerged in the wake of the July 2022 murder of former Prime Minister Abe Shinzō.

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Supported by the Center for Asian Studies, University of Colorado Boulder

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