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Dec 16, 2018

Intro :35

Religion in contemporary Japan since the publication of Religion in Contemporary Japan (1991) 4:15

Lack of evidence concerning “new spirituality movements”; the importance of considering decline in popularity of religion 5:45

Revisiting Agonshū since the death of the founder; work with religious studies...

Jul 10, 2018

This episode's guests are Ian Reader, professor emeritus of The University of Manchester, and Erica Baffelli, senior lecturer in Japanese Studies who is also at The University of Manchester. Ian Reader's work on Aum Shinrikyō is widely known in Japan and overseas. Erica Baffelli is also well-known for her work on...

Jul 4, 2018

This episode's guest is Erica Baffelli, senior lecturer in Japanese Studies at The University of Manchester. Erica’s research interests include religion in contemporary Japan, new religions, religion and media, and religion, women and violence. She discusses her work interviewing members of Japanese new religions and...

Mar 26, 2018

In this second episode in the Editors’ Interviews, Ben Dorman discusses his research interest in Japanese new religions and media, and his experiences working as the associate editor for <i>Asian Folklore Studies</i> and <i>Asian Ethnology</i>.

Mar 24, 2018

Interviewer: Frank Korom, co-editor Asian Ethnology

Recorded 24 March 2018, Washington DC

Intro :59

Early interest in anthropology, folklore, and folklife; work at the Smithsonian Institution   2:23

Study at The University of Texas 3:42

Learning and speaking languages; return to the Smithsonian 11:18

Travel to Southeast...