Thursday, October 25, 2007

Lecture on Medieval Japanese Religion: Open to All

"Ritualizing Duality

Secret Iconographies of Empowerment
in Medieval Japan"

The Department of Religious Studies
University of Pittsburgh

Lucia Dolce

Senior Lecturer of Japanese Religion
Department of the Study of Religion
Director of the Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Lucia Dolce holds a first degree in Japanese Studies from the University of Venezia, Italy, and a PhD from Leiden University, The Netherlands. Her main research interest is Japanese religiosity of the medieval period, in particular, the esotericisation of religious practice, the development of millenarian ideas, and kami-Buddhas associative practices. Dr. Dolce’s first book, Esoteric Patterns in Nichiren’s Interpretation of the Lotus SÅ«tra, was awarded the Nakamura Hajime Prize for the best book in religious studies by a younger scholar in 2004. She is currently working on two research projects on rituals in premodern Japanese religion.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007
4:15 PM
4130 Posvar Hall

–Reception to follow–

Cosponsored by the Asian Studies Center and Japan Council of the University Center for International Studies and the Program in Cultural Studies. Funding also provided by the Japan Iron and Steel Federation, Mitsubishi Endowments and the Office of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.

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