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
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.