Representation and Religion:
Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 10:00am
Early Modern Print Culture through a Japanese Prism: A Celebration
10:15 am Opening Remarks
Julie Nelson Davis, University of Pennsylvania
10:30 am Remarks on Early Modern Print Culture
Mary Elizabeth Berry, University of California, Berkeley
10:45 am Presentations by students in Art History 515:
Seminar in Japanese Art: Utamaro and his Contemporaries
12:00 pm Print Viewing, Lea Library
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch break
Picturebooks, Priests' Wives, and Politics:
Making Buddhism at Home in Contemporary Japan
1:30 pm Introductory Remarks
Jolyon Thomas, University of Pennsylvania
1:40 pm "The Gods Make You Giggle:
Finding Religion in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Picturebooks"
Heather Blair, Indiana University
2:25 pm "Gender, Boundaries, and Belief:
Domestic Religion at Japanese True Pure Land Temples"
Jessica Starling, Lewis and Clark College
3:10 pm Coffee break
3:30 pm "Religion, Politics, and Family:
How the Soka Gakkai Home Shapes Komeito's Electioneering and Party Policy"
Levi McLaughlin, North Carolina State University
4:15-5:00 pm Roundtable: Teaching Japanese Religious Culture
Featuring Heather Blair, Jessica Starling, and Levi McLaughlin.
Moderated by Jolyon Thomas
Sponsored by the Penn Global Engagement Fund, PhilaNipponica, the US-Japan Foundation, the Saunders Fund, the Center for the Integrated Study of Japan, the Center for East Asian Studies, and the Department of the History of Art