CJRC Inauguration Symposium
Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
Los Angeles, CA
LOCATION: Tutor Campus Center, Room 227 (The Rosen Family Screening Theatre)
TIME: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
RELIGION IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE: JAPAN AND THE WORLD
Co-sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, San Francisco (JSPS)
Conference Convenors: Lori Meeks (USC) and Duncan Williams (USC)
10:30 AM – 12:45 PM
“Post 3-11 Religion in Japan”
Susumu Shimazono, Professor, University of Tokyo; former President, Japanese Association for Religious Studies
Respondent: Donald Miller, Professor and Executive Director, Center for Religion and Civic Culture, USC
“Religion in Films and Religious Culture Education in Contemporary Japan”
Nobutaka Inoue, Professor and Director, Institute of Japanese Culture and Classics, Kokugakuin University
Respondent: Jolyon Thomas, Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton University
1:45 PM – 5:00 PM
“A Place for Religion in the Public Sphere? Some Postwar Japanese Responses to Secularization”
Mark Mullins, Professor, Sophia University; editor-in-chief Monumenta Nipponica
Respondent: David Kyuman Kim, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Connecticut College
"Religious and Citizenship Education in Public Schools in Japan: A Comparison with the United States"
Koichi Mori, Chancellor, Kobe College; Professor Emeritus, Doshisha University
Respondent: Helen Hardacre, E.O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Religions and Society, Harvard University
Lunch and Refreshments will be provided!
Please contact Kana Yoshida at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Thank you!
Center for Japanese Religions and Culture
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
825 Bloom Walk, ACB 130D
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1481
Tel. (213) 821-4365
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