Researching Contemporary Japanese Religions

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Japanese Studies Workshop, the University of Manchester, UK. Funded by the AHRC NWCDTP, ESRC NWSSDTP, the University of Manchester, the Japan Foundation.

This was a two-day workshop bringing together PhDs, ECRs and senior scholars researching Japanese religions in a contemporary context. It was aimed at exploring the most recent trends in and interdisciplinary approaches to investigating how Japanese religions, including both established religious traditions and new religious movements, address challenges of continuity and change in contemporary Japan. The purpose of the initiative was to enable discussion on issues relating to religious responses to demographic and socio-economic transformations of the most recent years. The invited papers explored a variety of topics from different disciplinary perspectives, including issues such as continuity of religious practices in secularized society, the relationship between religion and the state, as well as grassroots and institutional level debates on social engagement and relevance of religion.
20 Feb 201821 Feb 2018

Researching Contemporary Japanese Religions

Event duration20 Feb 201821 Feb 2018
Location of eventThe University of Manchester
CountryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionInternational event

Event: Workshop