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Bowring, "In Search of the Way"

In February, Oxford University Press will release¬†In Search of the Way:¬†Thought and Religion in Early-Modern Japan, 1582-1860 by Richard Bowring (Cambridge). The publisher’s description follows: 152 more words

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Understanding the Long History Through a Short Journey: The Coexistence of Foucauldian Epistemes in Japan

In his 1966 book, The Order of Things (which had his first English translation in 1970), Foucault engages with the historical markers of separation of knowledge system and classifies such a separation with three kinds of epistemes: i) Renaissance episteme ii) Classical episteme and iii) modern episteme. 502 more words

Spirituality in Japan

My Osakan landlord told me that Japanese people have their wedding at a Shinto shrine and funeral at a Buddhist temple. It’s not often so much identification with a religion as a tradition or perhaps utilitarian spiritual access. 686 more words