The Bloomsbury Handbook of Japanese Religions (Paperback)
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Providing an overview of current cutting-edge research in the field of Japanese religions, this Handbook is the most up-to-date guide to contemporary scholarship in the field. As well as charting innovative research taking place, this book also points to new directions for future research, covering both the modern and pre-modern periods.
Edited by Erica Baffelli, Andrea Castiglioni, and Fabio Rambelli, The Bloomsbury Handbook of Japanese Religions includes essays by international scholars from the USA, Europe, Japan, and New Zealand. Topics and themes include gender, politics, the arts, economy, media, globalization, and colonialism.
The Bloomsbury Handbook of Japanese Religions is an essential reference point for upper-level students and scholars of Japanese religions as well as Japanese Studies more broadly.
About the Author
Erica Baffelli is Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies at the University of Manchester, UK. Her publications include Dynamism and the Ageing of a Japanese 'New' Religion (Bloomsbury, 2018). Andrea Castiglioni is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nagoya City University, Japan. His publications include Defining Shugendo: Critical Studies on Japanese Mountain Religion (Bloomsbury 2020). Fabio Rambelli is Professor and International Shinto Foundation Chair of Shinto Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, and Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. His publications include The Sea and Sacred in Japan (Bloomsbury, 2018), Spirits and Animism in Contemporary Japan (Bloomsbury, 2019), and Defining Shugendo: Critical Studies on Japanese Mountain Religion (Bloomsbury, 2020). He is the series editor of Bloomsbury Shinto Studies.