Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

What is Religious and What is Secular in Premodern Japan?

Tue, March 22, 2011 | Burdine Hall (BUR) 436A

2:00 PM

A roundtable discussion with Christoph Kleine

Panelists: Martha Newman, John Traphagan, Oliver Freiberger

Dr. Christoph Kleine is Professor of History of Religions in the Department of Religious Studies at Leipzig University, Germany. His major fields of research are premodern East Asian Buddhism, the religious history of Japan, and method and theory in the study of religions. In particular he has worked on Hōnen (1133–1212), the founder of the Pure Land school, Jōdo Shū, and on hagiographies of eminent monks in China. He is the author, co-author, and co-editor of nine books and has published numerous articles and book chapters on historical and theoretical issues.

Sponsored by: Department of Religious Studies, the South Asia Institute, & the Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Japan Studies Endowment

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