Approved Research Projects

Approved Research Projects

The Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia calls every year for applications for research projects which can contribute to achieving the Center's objectives. The three or four chosen scholars are asked to make at least one presentation in a research meeting organized by the Center and, upon the end of their tenure, to submit a research paper. Below is a list of the scholars who have so far contributed to the center in such capacity, along with a brief description of their respective research topics.

 

2016

A Study on Visitors to Religious Facilities
This project considers the Jōdo sect tourism temple San'en-zan Kōdoin Zōjōj...
The Internationalization of Japanese Buddhism During Wartime: Shin Sect Propagation in American Internment Camps
This project considers the internationalization of Japanese Buddhism during...
Priests Seeking the Dharma in China During the Ninth Century: The Formation of the Japanese Tendai Sect
Comprehensive research has not yet been carried out on the catalogues of th...

2015

The Debate on the Permanency or Impermanency of the Reward-Body Buddha
Understandings of the Buddha's body shape the characteristics of sects and ...
Thai Buddhism: Answering Youth's Ethical Issues
If Thai youth--the country's future and hope--leave behind morality, then t...
Eisai's Request to Receive the Title of Daishi (Great Master)
While many monks, despising worldly fame and wealth, were choosing to live ...

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