February 19th, 2013

Japan in Global Context Presents: “Buddhist Myth vs. Non-Buddhist Myth in Japanese Identity”

Prof. William M. Bodiford, UCLA
Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures
6:30 pm
Neeb Hall 105

The lecture focuses on the elimination of Buddhism in the the construction of modern Shinto during the Tokugawa period (1603-1867).

William M. Bodiford is a Professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Culture at the University of California, Los Angeles. He teaches courses on Japanese and East Asian religion.

This event is a part of Japan in Global Contexts: Japan in Global Buddhism, a project sponsored by the Japan Foundation and the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, the Faculty of Religious, and the Center for Asian Research.