New Approaches to the Study of Japanese American Buddhism

CJRC Japanese American Religion and Society Project

Three scholars of Japanese American Buddhism take on established narratives of Buddhism in the West, Japanese American religiosity, and the significance of Japanese American Buddhism to American life.

This workshop requires registration and the prior reading of the three research papers.  The three papers will cover the prewar period, Buddhism in the wartime period, and the emergence of a Japanese American Buddhism in the postwar period.  

Please contact CJRC ( for copies of the papers.

  • Britta Bothe
  • University of Southern California
  • Taper Hall 353
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway #255
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-4353