Religion

Sugiyama Hiroaki 杉山博昭. The History of Christian Social Welfare in Japan from the Perspective of Local Practice: From the Modern Period to the Post-WWII Period 『「地方」の実践からみた日本キリスト教社会福祉——近代から戦後まで』. Kyoto: Mineruva shobō, 2015. Reviewed by Hiro Fujimoto (Ph.D. Student, The University of Tokyo; 2016-17...More
Norihisa Suzuki 鈴木範久. Japanese in the Bible: the history of translation 『聖書の日本語 : 翻訳の歴史』. Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten 岩波書店, 2006. Reviewed by Akiko Yokoyama (PhD candidate, Hitotsubashi University) The Bible has been translated into more languages than any other text in the world. The process of...More
To Become “Christian Bajau”: The Sama Dilaut’s Conversion to Pentecostal Christianity in Davao City, Philippines ( Aoyama Waka , The University of Tokyo) March 2016 - paper removed Abstract : The predicament of the Sama Dilaut who fled conflict-mired areas in the Southern Philippines northward to...More
An Interdisciplinary Perspective to a Historical Issue: A Jesuit Madonna Case in the Seventeenth Century (Chen Hui-hung, National Taiwan University) Abstract : Historical issues regarding cultural encounters can require explorations of complex relationships between the past and present, the Self...More
Religion and Society in Java: Ethnographic Memoir of Indonesia under Suharto’s New Order , by Fukushima Masato (Tokyo: Hitsuji Shobo, 2002) 福島真人『ジャワの宗教と社会:スハルト体制下インドネシアの民族誌的メモワール』(東京:ひつじ書房, 2002) Reviewed by Aizawa Risa (Ph.D. candidate, Tohoku University; HYI Visiting Fellow) Masato Fukushima’s...More
History, Space and Identity: Cultural Discourse of Luoyang qie lan ji , by Wang Meixiu 王美秀 Taipei: Li ren shu ju, 2007 (臺北市:里仁書局,2007). Reviewed by Liu Yuanju (Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia, Sinica; HYI Visiting Scholar, 2005-2006) Wang Meixiu, with a PhD from the...More
Studies on the Beliefs of Local Shrines in Song China ( 《宋代民众祠神信仰研究》, by Pi Qingsheng (皮庆生). Shanghai: Shanghai Guji Press, 2008, 397pages. Reviewed by Dr. Lei Wen (Associate Research Fellow, Institute of History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Harvard-Yenching Visiting Scholar 2007-2008) Over...More
A Historical Outline of Daoist Rituals before the Tang Dynasty ( Tangqian Daojiao yishi shigang 唐前道教儀式史綱), by Lü Pengzhi. (Beijing: Zhonghua Shuju Press, 2008, 314 pages) Reviewed by GUO Wu, professor of the Institute of Religious Studies, Sichuan University; Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching...More
Maitreya Images in Asian Buddhist Fine Arts (DINH Hong Hai, Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences; HYI Visiting Fellow 2008-2009)More
Tran Dinh Huou's Selected Works ( Trần Đình Hượu Tuyen Tap ), 2 vols. Hanoi: Publishing House of Education, 2008, reprinted in 2009. Reviewed by Trần Hải-Yến (Institute of Literature, Hanoi, Vietnam) Along with Buddhism, Confucianism is an ideological system that has left a profound impact on pre-...More
Mural Painting in Buddhist Monasteries (gamnur nao tam vatt (in Khmer)), by San Phalla. Phnom Penh: Reyum Institute, 2007. Reviewed by Heng Piphal (Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaii, Manoa) Anthropological and historical research in Cambodia generally focuses on the glorified past of...More
The Transformation of Religions and Religious Beliefs in Vietnam Today , 355 pages, Hanoi: The Gioi Publisher, 2008 Reviewed by Pham Quynh Phuong (Southeast Asian Studies Program, National University of Singapore) For the last two decades, Vietnam has experienced an upsurge and remarkable...More

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