H-Shukyo (the Japanese term for "religion") is an international network dedicated to the scholarly discussion of Japanese religions. It is open to graduate students and professionals working on the academic study of Japanese religions.
Japanese Religions: Japan has an unusually diverse religious landscape including not only different schools of Buddhism (such as Zen, Nichiren, Pure Land, and Shingon), but also Shinto, Confucianism, Christianity, and a host of so-called "Shinshukyo" or "New Religions." This list aims to focus on the discussion of these religions in their historical, philosophical and cultural contexts.
List History: H-Shukyo had its beginnings in the "Shumon-L" list founded by Jason Josephson at Williams College in 2008. Shumon-L was an academic forum for the discussion of modern/early modern Japanese religions, bringing together scholars from the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan. H-Shukyo hopes to continue this legacy.
List directives: This list is a place to discuss current scholarly issues, announce new research projects, host informed debates, and to post job announcements and reviews of recent publications in the field. It is intended to be a medium of exchange for scholars and is not for general discussions of issues for practitioners of Japanese religions. In order to encourage international participation (particular between specialists in Japan and others located throughout the world), we encourage posting in either English or Japanese. This is, however, an edited list and posts viewed as unscholarly, spam, or off topic will be eliminated. All postings on H-Shukyo will be stored on-line, and may be quoted and cited. Republication of these postings for non-profit educational usage is acceptable as long as proper credit be given to the author and to H-Shukyo.
List Membership: Subscriptions to H-Shukyo's list are open only to graduate students and professionals (either currently or recently affiliated with academic institutions) doing specialized work in Japanese religions. Its archived logs, however, are publicly available. H-Shukyo is one of the many H-NET lists supported by Michigan State University, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Japan Foundation.
|-||H-Shukyo: ASCJ 2014 Early Bird Registration Ends April 20 Jason Josephson <Jason.A.Josephson@WILLIAMS.EDU>|
|-||H-Shukyo: Symposium on East Asian Buddhism, University of Hamburg Jason Josephson <Jason.A.Josephson@WILLIAMS.EDU>|
|-||H-Shukyo: CFP: East Asian religious epitaphs, Xi'an, July 22-24, 2014 Jason Josephson <Jason.A.Josephson@WILLIAMS.EDU>|
|-||H-Shukyo: Kyoto Asian Studies Group meeting April 15th-Porcu- "Japanese Buddhism: Between Tradition and Popular Culture Jason Josephson <Jason.A.Josephson@WILLIAMS.EDU>|
|-||H-Shukyo: Inoue Enryo Workshop in Budapest (April 24-25) Jason Josephson <Jason.A.Josephson@WILLIAMS.EDU>|
|-||H-Shukyo: Talk-USC-Koichi Matsuo on Religious Piety, Ritual, and Performing Arts in Japan, 4/11 Jason Josephson <Jason.A.Josephson@WILLIAMS.EDU>|
|-||H-Shukyo: Talk: USC-The Origins of Soka Gakkai by Levi McLaughlin-Monday 4/14 Jason Josephson <Jason.A.Josephson@WILLIAMS.EDU>|