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by Patricia FisterUpcoming event at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, Japan
Nichibunken Evening Seminar on Japanese Studies (219th meeting), July 6 (Thursday), 4:30 P.M – 6:00 P.M.
Speaker: John LoBreglio
Topic: Interwar Japanese Buddhism and Racial Prejudice
Moderator: John Breen
Place: Seminar Room 2, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, 3-2 Oeyama-cho, Goryo, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 610-1192
This presentation is part of a wider project that examines how a spectrum of Japanese Buddhist leaders perceived, and sought to influence, international political issues in the interwar period. It will situate the theme of racial prejudice within this wider context and then explore in some detail Buddhist reactions both to the abandoning of the ‘racial equality clause’ at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 and to the implementation of the US Immigration Act of 1924, known informally as the ‘Japanese Exclusion Law.’ It also seeks to connect these Buddhist reactions to broader interpretative issues of this period.
About the speaker:
John LoBreglio is Senior Lecturer of Japanese Studies at Oxford Brookes University and currently a JSPS Visiting Research Fellow at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken) in Kyoto. He teaches courses on Japanese religious history, modern Japanese history and Western perceptions of Japan and the Japanese. In recent years his research has focused upon the effects of Western imperialism upon Japan from the mid-nineteenth century and is informed by postcolonial methods of analysis.