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Full-time Faculty

ISOMAE Jun'ichi Research Division
Specialized Field(s) Religious studies, critical theory
Current Research Themes I think we can observe something of the essence of humanity in the person who commits evil acts while believing he is doing good. Isn’t it true that the concept of the divine as well as the phenomenon of bias (discrimination) arise out of such workings of the mind? This is the source of my fascination with the subject of religion.
Keywords for Research Narrative, Otherness, Perplexity

Education

1984 B.A. in Japanese Historiography, Shizuoka University
1990 M.A. in Religious Studies, The University of Tokyo

Professional Experience

1988 Research Associate, The University Museum, The University of Tokyo
1991 Assistant, Department of Religious Studies, The University of Tokyo
1995
Instructor, Historiographical Institute, The University of Tokyo
1997 Instructor, Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties (Methodology for Investigation of Religious Ruins)
1997
Associate Professor, Department of Historiography, Japan Women's University
1998 Research Associate, The University Museum, The University of Tokyo
2003 Visiting Scholar, Department of Religious Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
2003 Visiting Professor, Institut für Japanologie, Tübingen Universität
2003 Visiting Scholar, The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University
2007 Associate Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
2008 Visiting Professor, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Monotheistic Religions, Doshisha University
2010 Research Fellow, Consortium “Dynamics of History of Religions”, Ruhr-University Bochum(-2013)
2011 Visiting Professor, URPP Asia and Europe, University of Zurich
2012 Ph. D. Tutorial (Literature Review on Religious Studies and Postcolonial Studies) , Fuller Theological Seminary
2012 Visiting Professor, Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien, Ruhr-University Bochum
2012 Visiting Professor, East Asian Department, University of Zurich,
2015 Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies

Degree(s)

1990 M.A., University of Tokyo
2010 Ph.D., University of Tokyo

Achievements

Books
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Articles
  • ・ 「Transcendence and the Process of Subjectification, and then Sustainability̶On Prasenjit Duara’s The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian Traditions and A Sustainable Future」 , 『(Yijiang Zhong eds.) Religious Studies Review』44(2), Rice University, 2018年06月, pp.183-190
  • ・ Revering Heaven and Prostrating before the Earth: History of the Shinto Fushimi Inari Great Toyo Church, (Michael Wachutka, Monika Schrimpf, Birgit Staemmer, eds.) Religion, Politik und Ideologie: Beitraege zu einer kritischen Kulturwissenschaft, Iudicium, Munchen, January 2018, pp.87-102
  • ・ Religion, Religious Studies, and Shinto in Modern Japan, (Richard King, ed.) Religion, Theory, Critique: Classic and Contemporary Approaches and Methodologies, Columbia University Press, New York, 2017, pp.87-96
  • ・ 「일본 근대 종교개념의 형성」 , 『(成田龍一엮음)근대 知의 성립』 2011년, 소명출판, 2017年, pp.185-218
  • ・ 「쓰다소키치(津田左右吉)의 국민사 구상」, 『(尹海東・李成市엮음) 植民主義 歴史学과 帝国:脱植民主義 歴史学 研究를 위하여』, 책과 함께, 2016年, pp.86-157
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  • ・ Epilogue: Reimagining Early Modern Japan - Beyond the Imagined/Invented Modern Nation, (Peter Nosco, James Ketelaar, and Yasunori Kojima, eds.) Values, Identity, and Equality in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Japan, Brill, 2015, pp.321-347
  • ・ POINT OF VIEW/Time to form solidarity to link memories of disasters, AJW Asia and Japan Watch, The Asahi Shimbun, 25 March 2015
  • ・ Modern Japan from the Viewpoint of the Arab World: Modernities in Different Cultures, JISMOR 8, March 2013, pp.117-125
  • ・ Religion, Secularity, and the Articulation of the “Indigenous” in Modernizing Japan, Bernhard Scheid and Kate Wildman Nakai, eds., Kami Ways in National Territory: Shinto Studies in Prewar Japan and the West, Wien: Verlang der Oestrreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2013, pp.23-50
  • ・ Discursive Formations Surrounding ‘Religious Freedom’ in Modern Japan: Religion, Shinto, the Emperor Institution, Marion Eggert and Lucian Hoelscher, eds., Religion and Secularity: Transformations and Transfers of Religious Discourses in Europe and Asia, Brill, 2013, pp.217-230
  • ・ Discurcive Formation around 'Shinto' in Colonial Korea, The Religion and Culture Web Forum, Divinity School at Umiversity of Chicago, September 2012
  • ・ The Concepts of Religion and Religious Studies in Transcultural Contexts, with a Focus on Japan, Inken Prohl and John Nelson, eds., Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Religions trans. by Tim Graf, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2012, pp.59-72
  • ・ The Conceptual Formation of the Category ‘Religion’ in Modern Japan: Religion, State, Shintō, Journal of Religion in Japan 1(3), 2012, pp.226-245
  • ・ 「ドリトル先生と「秘密の庭園」」, 『図書』11月号, 岩波書店, 東京, 2012年
    ( Dr. Dolittle and “Secret Garden”, Toshyo November, 2012 )
  • ・ Japanese Modernity as Postcolonial Experience, Asia & Europe Bulletin 1, University of Zurich, 2012
  • ・ Fukushima hat den Kaiserkult noch verstärt, Tages Anzelger, Janur. (German) 25, Janur, 2012
  • ・ State Shinto, Westernization, and the Concept of Religion in Japan, Timothy Fitzgerald, ed., Religion and the Secular: Historical an Colonial Formation, Equinox Publishing, London, 2007
  • ・ Study of Religion under Postcolonial Cituations, The Council of the Societies for the Study of Religion Bulletin vol. 35, no. 4, 2006
  • ・ Religious Studies in Japan, with Reference to Christianity and State Shinto, The Council of the Societies for the Study of Religion Bulletin vol. 34, no. 4, 2006
  • ・ Deconstructing 'Jpanaese Religion', Japanese Journal of Religious Studies vol. 32, no.2, 2005
  • ・ Anesaki Masaharu; Yamato Takeru; Japanese Mythology. , Encyclopedia of Religion 2nd edition., Macmillan, New York, 2004
  • ・ The Discursive Position of Religious Studies in Japan: Masaharu Anesaki and the Origins of Religious Studies, Method & Theory in the Study of Religion vol. 14, no. 2, 2002
  • ・ The Space of Historical Discourse: Ishimoda Sho’s Theory of Heroic Age, Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique vol. 10, no. 3, 2002
  • ・ Re-appropriating the Japanese Myths: Motoori Norinaga and the Creation Myths of the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki, Japanese Journal of Religious Studies vol. 27, no. 1-2, 2000
  • ・ Tanaka Yoshito and the Beginnings of Shinto-gaku, J. Breen and M. Teeuwen, eds., Shinto in History: Ways of the Kami, Curzon Press, Richmond, 2000
  • ・ Myth in Metamorphosis: Ancient and Medieval Versions of the Yamatotakeru Legend, Monumenta Nipponica vol. 54 no. 3, 1999
  • ・ The Establishment of Modern Shintology and the Role of Tanaka Yoshito, Acta Asiatica 75, 1998
Co-authored Articles
  • ・ Isomae Jun’ichi, Pradhan, G.C., Secularism and Untranslatability: Reading Talal Asad’s Secular Translations, Religious Studies Review 47(2), Rice University, June 2021, pp.165-175
  • ・ (共著)ゴウランガ・チャラン・プラダン、磯前順一, 「世俗主義批判としての翻訳不能論――タラル・アサド『世俗の翻訳』(2018)を読む――」, 『アリーナ(ARENA)』23, 中部大学, 2020年11月, pp.771-784
  • ・ Isomae Jun’ichi, Jan Sukman, The Recent Tendency to “Internationalize” Shinto: Considering the Future of Shinto Studies, Asiantische Studien Etudes Asiatiques LXVI-4, 2012, pp.1081-1098
Other Publications
  • ・ “Endorsement,” Helen Hardacre, Shinto, Oxford, New York, 2017
  • ・ "Endorsement,” Yijiang Zhong, The Origin of Modern Shinto in Japan: The Vanquished Gods of Izumo, Bloomsbury, London, and et.al., 2016
  • ・ 「이소마에 준이치 샘과 차를」, 『남산강학원 Q&? 수유너머 웹진』, 2011年
    ( “Tea-time with Professor Isomae Jun'ichi” , Namsangang-Hakweon Q&? Suyu-neomeo Web-zin, 2011 )
Presentations, Symposiums, Lectures etc.
  • ・ (公開講演,セミナー,チュートリアル,講習,講義等), 「居場所はできたかい?震災と社会差別、東日本大震災11年」, 日文研木曜セミナー, 国際日本文化研究センター, オンライン, 2022年03月
  • ・ (講演), 「<超学校> 現代日本人の宗教と信心」, オンライン, 一般社団法人ナレッジキャピタル, 日本国, 2021年01月
  • ・ (講義), 「日本文化特殊研究 天皇制と国家神道」, オンライン, 北京外国語大学・北京日本学研究センター, 中華人民共和国, 2020年12月
  • ・ (講義), 「日本文化特殊研究 天皇制と国家神道」, オンライン, 北京外国語大学・北京日本学研究センター, 中華人民共和国, 2020年11月
  • ・ 「自伝 学問のすすめ」, オンライン, 北華大学東亜歴史与文献研究中心, 中華人民共和国, 2020年11月16日
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  • ・ (講演), 「宗教学者と歩く霊場めぐり 波切不動尊編」, 朝日カルチャーセンターくずは教室, 大阪, 2020年11月07日
  • ・ (講演), 「大人のためのドリトル先生物語」, 朝日カルチャーセンターくずは教室, 大阪, 2020年10月10日
  • ・ (講演), 「夏目漱石『こころ』を読む 私が本当に話したくて話せなかったこと」, 朝日カルチャーセンターくずは教室, 大阪, 2020年06月20日
  • ・ Ghosts from Fukushima, Ghosts from Fukushima, Amherst College, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 17 February 2020
  • ・ Overview: Translating the Untranslatable: For the Inheritance of Postcolonial Studies, On the Heritage of Postcolonial Studies:Translation of the Untranslatable, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, New York City, 14 February 2020
  • ・ 「出雲神話論—まつろはぬ神々の行方—」, 天皇制与日本, 北京日本学研究センター, 北京, 2019年09月28日
  • ・ 「不可解な他者と主体の形成—戦後日本の民主主義と天皇の影」, 学術討論会, 東北師範大学歴史文化学院, 長春, 2019年12月30日
  • ・ 「Without you—あなたのいない世界を生きて」, 東亜思想文化的展開与交流, 北華大学東亜歴史与文献研究中心, 吉林, 2019年12月30日
  • ・ Divinity, Discrimination, and Public Sphere in the History of Japanese Religion, The Sacred, Discrimination, and Spirits of the Dead in Japan, Columbia University, New York City, 5 December 2019
  • ・ 「梅原猛の見た夢」, 日文研の三十年——その批判的・分析的な回顧および展望, 国際文化会館, 東京, 2019年11月22日
  • ・ Could You Hear the Voices of the Dead? Religion's Role in the Great East Japan Earthquake , Crossing Borders: Past and Future of Japanese Studies in the Global Age, Czech Academy of Sciences, Praha, 12 October 2019
  • ・ 「Without Youあなたのいない世界を生きて–『謎めいた他者』を考 える」, 日本資本主義の精神史, 高麗大学グローバル日本研究所, ソウル, 2019年10月07日
  • ・ Greeting from the Ghost in Fukushima and Chernobyl, 2019年秋学期”東亜研究工作坊”之二, 華大学人文学・社会科学高等研究院, 北京, 30 September 2019
  • ・ 「神がかり・通俗道徳・資本主義の精神―安丸良夫の民衆思想史から見た日本の近世・近代―」, 日本資本主義の精神史, 漢陽大学校日本学国際比較研究所, ソウル, 2019年08月23日
  • ・ (Commentator), Wang Hui, The Beginning of the Century: Imperialism, Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism in Early 20th Century China, Wang Hui, The Beginning of the Century: Imperialism, Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism in Early 20th Century China(国際), International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, 18 January 2019
  • ・ Religious Subjectification in Modern Japan: Translation, Transference and Mythical Others, East Asian Program at Princeton University, 14 March 2018
  • ・ Hear the Voices of the Dead?: Religious Experience and the Northeast Japan Disaster, The Portland State University Center for Japanese Studies, 30 November 2017
  • ・ Translation, Mysterious Others and Transference: Religious Subjectifications from the Experience of Northeast Japan Disaster, KHK at Center for Religious Studies, Ruhr University Bochum, 13 November 2017
  • ・ Translation, Mysterious Others and Transference: Religious Subjectifications from the Experience of Northeast Japan Disaster, The Conference “Japanese Studies after 3.11” at Ostasiatisches, 11 November 2017
  • ・ Margin of Nation: Religion in Northeast Japan Disaster, “Critical Nationalism Studies Workshop: National Imaginaries and Beyond” at School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University, Durham, 15 September 2017
  • ・ Listening to the Disquiet Voices from the Dead in Northeast Japan Colonialism, National Tsing Hua University, Shinchu in Taiwan, 6 June 2017
  • ・ The Adventure of Japanese Studies: The Case of the International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Conflict, Justice and Decolonization Ⅱ: Paradigm Shift of the Colonial-Imperial Order and the Aporia of Human Sciences, the National Chiao Tung University, the International Institute for Cultural Studies, Shinchu in Taiwan, 3 June 2017
  • ・ Constructing Religious Subjectivity after Northeast Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, Center for East Asia, Michigan State University, 1 March 2017
  • ・ (Guest Lecture), Religious Life in Japan, Sidney Lu”Japanese Religion”, Michigan State University, 1 March 2017
  • ・ (Guest Lecture), From the Concept of ’Religion’ to the Gaze of the Other, James Ketelaar”Histories of Japanese Religions, The University of Chicago, 27 February 2017
  • ・ (Seminar), Reflective Perspectives on ‘Japanese Religions’, Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, 2016
  • ・ (Special Talk), Constructing Religious Subjectivity after Northeast Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, 27 June 2016
  • ・ Ines G. Zupanov, ‘Global Mission: Catholic Imperial and Spiritual Networks in India and Beyond (16th-18th c.), International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, 18 March 2016
  • ・ Theories of Postcolonial Subjectivity: How to Listen to the Voices of Others, Asien-Orient-Institut, University of Zurich, 25 September 2015
  • ・ After Fukushima: Colonization and the Dead in Contemporary Japan, Central Europe University, Budapest, Hungary, 4 March 2015
  • ・ After Fukushima: Colonization and the Dead in Contemporary Japan, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Budapest, Hungary, 4 March 2015
  • ・ After Fukushima: Colonization and the Dead in Contemporary Japan, International Symposium on Japanese Studies ‘Contemporary Japan – Problems and Challenges’, Center for Japanese Studies, University of Buchares, Bucharest, Hungary, 28 February 2015
  • ・ Haruki Murakami and the Question of Democracy in Post-Fukushima Japan, The Tetsuo Najita Distinguished Lecture Series in Japanese Studies, Center for East Asian Studies, University of Chicago, 21 April 2014
  • ・ Religious Subjectivity after Fukushima, Faculty of Theology, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany, 16 December 2013
  • ・ Archaic Shinto and Imperial Shinto in Choe Nam-seon: Discursive Formation around the Concept of ‘Religion’ in Colonial Korea, Annual Conference of the Korean Comparative Literature Association, Japanology Institute, Tubingen University, Seoul, Korea, 8 December 2013
  • ・ On the Mythologizing of Contemporary Japan: Impression gained from a Three-day Visit to Izumo, Japanology Institute, Tubingen University, December 2013
  • ・ Visions of Post-Secular Society after Fukushima: Plurality and Exclusion, KHK of Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany, 26 November 2013
  • ・ Equality and Liberty: How to Deal with ‘Early Modern Japan’ in Modern Horizon, Symposium on Early Modern Japanese Values and Individuality, University of British Columbia, 28 August 2013
  • ・ (Keynote speech), Nationalist Historiography of Tsuda Sokichi and Imperialism, Conference “Colonialist Historiography and Japanese Empire”, RICH of Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, May 2013
  • ・ (Keynote speech), Visions of Post-Secular Society after Fukushima: Plurality and Exclusion, Conference “Religion, Secularity and the Publicness in East and Southeast Asia”, National University of Singapore, March 2013
  • ・ Discursive Formation around ‘Shinto’ in Colonial Korea,, Annual Conference of the Korean Association of Comparative Literature, Sungkyunkwan University, December 2012
  • ・ Thinking Colonialism and Postcoloniality in East Asia, KHK of Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany, 19 November 2012
  • ・ Visions of Post-Secular Society after Fukushima: Plurality and Exclusion, University of Pennsylvania, November 2012
  • ・ Discursive Formation Surrounding “Religious Freedom” in Modern Japan: Religion, Shinto, Emperor System, Joint Symposium “Modernity and Values in a Changing World”, CISMOR, Prince Abdul Mohsin Bin Jalawi for Research & Islamic Studies, Sharja, UAE, 30 April 2012
  • ・ Discursive Formation around ‘Shinto’ in Colonial Korea., Association for Asian Studies, Toronto, Canada, March 2012
  • ・ Location f Reason: Subjectivity in Postmodernism and Postcolnialism, Seminar given at URPP Asia and Europe, University of Zurich, January 2012
  • ・ The Conceptual Formation of the Category ‘Religion’ in Modern Japan: Religion, State, Shinto, Center for Area Studies, University of Leipzig, December 2011
  • ・ Absence of Origin: Mythological and Archeological Attraction in Modern Japan., the conference “Religious attraction” , July 2011
  • ・ Discursive Formation around the Concept of “Religion” in Colonial Korea, the Conference “Korean religions in Inter-Cultural and Global Contexts” at Sogang University, Seoul, Korea, May 2011
  • ・ Contemporary Critical Theory of Religion: Spivak, Badiou and Agamben., Reading Seminar, Bochum, Germany, February 2011
  • ・ Discursive Formation Surrounding “Religious Freedom” in Modern Japan: Religion, Shinto, Emperor System., Conference “The Making of Religions in Modern Societies: Dialects between Language and Institutionalization” , Bochum, Germany, February, February 2011
  • ・ Process of Development of Religious Studies in Japan—the Experience of “Religion”, Workshop “The Formation of the Discipline of Religious Studies in Asia”, Bochum, Germany, February 2011
  • ・ Meeting Others: How to Argue about the Internationalization of Shinto., United States, January 2011
  • ・ Meeting Others: How to Argue about the Internationalization of Shinto., Japanology Institute at Tübingen University, Germany, November 2010
  • ・ Talal Asad: Diasporic Intellectual, KHK at Ruhr-University , Bochum, Germany, November 2010
  • ・ Meeting Others: How to Argue about the Internationalization of Shinto, Mittagforum, Ruhr-University , Bochum, Germany, October 2010
  • ・ Translation Theory in Post-modernism and Post-Colonial Criticism: Benjamin, Derrida, Bhabha, Butler and Sakai., KHK, Ruhr-University , Bochum, Germany, October 2010
  • ・ Doubling Buddhism: beneath the Proper Name (only paper), International Association for History of Religion, Toronto, Canada, 15 August 2010
  • ・ Doubling Buddhism: Dislocation of a Concept, KHK, Ruhr-University , Bochum, Germany, 19 July 2010
  • ・ Doubling Buddhism: Buddhist Thought and Ritual Practice from the Early Modern Period to the Modern Period in Japan, Heidelberg University, Germany, 8 July 2010
  • ・ Introductory Guide to Religious Studies: Re-narrate the Religious in Postmodern and Postsecular Age, Seminar given at Department of Religious Studies, Summer Semester., Ruhr-University, Bochum, April 2010
  • ・ Religion and the Secular in Modern Japan: the Separation of State and Religion, Concepts of Religion, and State Shinto, Conference of “Reconfigurations of Religious Field: ‘Secularization’ and Related Semantics in Intercultural, Historical and Political Perspective.” , Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany, December 2009
  • ・ Religious Structure in Jomon Society, International Symposium “Dogu: Ancient Art and Modern Inspiration.” , the British Museum, London, November 2009
  • ・ 「他者と出会うために—日本文化の論じ方」, 国際日本文化研究センター一般公開講演会, 国際日本文化研究センター, 京都, 2009年10月29日
    ( Tasha to Deau tameni: Nihon-bunka no Ronjikata [Meeting with Others: How to Argue Japanese Culture], International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, 29 October 2009 )
  • Saikou: Gakusetsushi kara Gakumonsji e [Reconsideration of Religious Studies in Modern Japan: From Dogmatic History to Discursive History] , Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea, 23 October 2009
  • ・ Kyoto-gakuha to ‘Kindai no Chōkoku: Kindaisei, Teikoku, Fuhensaei [Kyoto School and ‘Overcoming Modernity’: Modernity, Empire and Universality], Suyu + Trans, Seoul, Korea, 21 June 2009
  • ・ Negotiatig with Others: In the Case of Japanese Studies, Kyoto Lectures, Italian School of East Asian Studies, Kyoto, June 2009
  • ・ Kyoto School and ‘Overcoming Modernity’: Modernity, Empire and Universality, Conference of “Kyoto School and ‘Overcoming Modernity’.”, International Research Center Of Japanese Studies, Kyoto, May 2009
  • ・ Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, Editorial Consultant., 2008
  • ・ Sengo Nihon no Marxism Rekishigaku: Sono Kigen to Bōkyaku [Marxist Historiography in Postwar Japan: Its Origin and Oblivion], Hang Yang University, Seoul, Korea, 19 September 2008
  • ・ Religion, Shinto and Academic Discourse, Conference of Conceptual History, Seoul University, Seoul, Korea, 18 September 2008
  • ・ Kiki to Koukogaku [Mythology and Archeology in Modern Japan], Centre European d’Etudes Japonaises d’Alsace, Colmar, France, March 2008
  • ・ Religion/Secular’ Dichotomy in Modern Japan: On the Articulation of the ‘Indigenous’, Conference of “The Politics of Religion-Making”, Hofstra University, New York, October 2007
  • ・ The “Religious/Secular” Dichotomy in Modern Japan: On Arguments of State Shinto, Shinto Studies and Nationalism Symposium, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia, Vienna, Austria, September 2007
  • ・ Shinto in Historical Transition, Tübingen University Center for Japanese Language, Kyoto, Japan, July 2007
  • ・ Mythology and Archeology in Modern Japan: Articulation of Nostalgia, University of Athens, Greek, Athens, March 2007
  • ・ Critiquing Current Critques of the Field of Religious Studies, North American Association for the Study of Religion, Washington D.C, November 2006
  • ・ Rethinking ‘Japanese Religion’: The Transcendental and the Indigenous, The Character of Religious Studies in Japan, International Association for History of Religion, Tokyo, March 2005
  • ・ Study of Religion under Postcolonial Conditions, Work Shop paper, Study of Religion under Postcolonial Conditions, Japan Women’s University, Tokyo, March 2005
  • ・ Deconstructing Japanese Religion, SophiaUniversity, Tokyo, October 2004
  • ・ Ishimoda Sho and Postwar Historiography, Columbia University, New York, March 2004
  • ・ Deconstructing ‘Japanese Religion.’, Association for Asian Studies, San Diego, March 2004
  • ・ The possibility of Japanese Religion, Princeton University, Princeton, February 2004
  • ・ Respondent, Asian Cultural Studies Workshop on Translation and Subjectivity, Japan and Cultural Nationalism by Naoki Sakai, Harvard University, Harvard University, Cambridge, February 2004
  • ・ Deconstructing ‘Japanese Religion.’, Cornell University, Ithaca, September 2003
  • ・ The Formation of State Shinto in Relation to the Western Concept of Religion, Conference paper, Religion- Secular Dichotomy: Historical Formation in Colonial Contexts, University of Stirling, UK, July 2003
  • ・ Articulating Impossibility: Derrida, Bhabha and Sakai, Seminar given at SOAS, SOAS, University of London, London, June 2003
  • ・ The Formation of State Shinto in Relation to the Western Concept of Religion, Department of Religious Studies, SOAS, University of London, London, June 2003
  • ・ Overview of Studies of Japanese Religion, Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin, June 2003
  • ・ The Formation of the Concept of ‘Religion’ in Modern Japan, International Association for the History of Religions, Durban, 2000
  • ・ Visions of the Study of Religion for the New Millennium, International Association for the History of Religions, Durban, 2000
  • ・ Construction of the Historiographic Subject in the 1950’s: Ishimoda Sho’s Theory of the Heroic Age, Reischauer Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1999
  • ・ From Morality Theory to Shinto Studies, Association for Asian Studies, Washington D.C., 1998
Lectures
Committees
  • ・ Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Religion in Japan, (2013 - )
  • ・ Editorial Consultant, Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, (2008 - 2012)
Grants and Scholarships
  • ・ Apr. 2005 - Mar. 2007, American Academy of Religion, Modernity, University, the Science of Religion: History of the Study of Religion in Japan, 1877-2000, with Tomoko Masuzawa
Other Activities
  • ・ 2013, Journal of religion in Japan, Editorial Advisory Board
Academic Society Membership
  • ・ Association for Asian Studies
  • ・ American Academy of Religion
  • ・ North American Association for Study of Religion
  • ・ 日本宗教学会
    ( Japanese Association for Religious Studies )
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