NCC Center for the Study of Japanese Religions, Kyoto Japanese
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Research Archive

Former Visiting Researchers & Research Themes

2004
Dr. Angelika Doerfler-Dierken (Bundeswehr Institute for Social Research, Germany): Bushido and its fascination among young officers in the German Army.
Prof. Dr. Joerg Dierken (Hamburg University): Religion and negativity in East and West (especially the Kyoto School of Philosophy).
2003
Emi Hasegawa-Mase (Th.D. candidate, Lund University): Theology of Endo Shusaku.
Rev. Dr. Karl-Heinz Schell (Germany): Religions in Contemporary Japan
2002
Emi Hasegawa-Mase (Th.D. candidate, Lund University): Theology of Endo Shusaku.
Rev. Dr. Karl-Heinz Schell (Germany): Religions in Contemporary Japan
Ida Warenborn von Busch (M.A. candidate, Lund University): Saikoku Kannon pilgrimage.
Prof. Dr. Roald Kristiansen (Tromso University): Buddhist Temples in Kyoto.
Rev. Jostein Skutlaberg (Norway): Buddhist Temples in Kyoto.
2001
Prof. Dr. Alexander Kabanoff (Senior Researcher of the Institute of Oriental Studies, St. Petersburg): Japanese new Religions in Russia.
Mogens Jacobsen (Student of theology, Aarhus University): Ethical Values in Multireligious Perspective.
Rev. Kim Jeong Joo (Seoul): Japanese Buddhism and the State.
Kai Arne Olsen (Student, Tromso University): Zen Koan.
Kim-Freddy Thomsen (Student, Tromso University): Pedagogical Methods in the Master-Disciple Relationship in Zen Buddhism.
Rev. Ole Johnny Moyholm (Norway): Popular Youth Culture and Religion in Japan.
2000
Prof. Dr. Notto Thelle (Oslo University): Japanese Buddhism.
Prof. Dr. Alexander Kabanoff (Senior Researcher of the Institute of Oriental Studies, St. Petersburg): Japanese New Religions in Russia.
Rev. Jon Vegar Hugaas (Bergen): Medical Ethics in Japan Buddhist Perspectives on Brain Death and Euthanasia.
1999
Prof. Dr. Alexander Kabanoff (Senior Researcher of the Institute of Oriental Studies, St. Petersburg): Japanese New Religions in Russia
Dr. Christoph Kleine (Berlin University): Chinese and Japanese Buddhist Hagiographies.
Victoria Bjoerk (School of Theology, Lund University): The Image of Christ Among Japanese Youth.
Prof. Dr. Notto Thelle (Oslo University): Japanese Buddhism.
1998
William Londo (Ph.D. candidate, University of Michigan): History of Mt. Koya in the Heian Period.
Maya Hara (MA, Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley, California, USA): Studies on Medieval Japanese Buddhism.
Rev. Armin Muench (Th.D. candidate, Germany): Interreligious Dialogue and the Kyoto School of Philosophy.
1997
Natasja Kaervinge (Student of theology, Uppsala University): Religion and Politics – The Case of Soka Gakkai.
Ragnhild Johanson (Student of theology, Lund University): “Comfort Women.”
Jorn Borup (Ph.D. candidate, Aarhus University), Contemporary Rinzai Zen in Japan.
William Londo (Ph.D. candidate, University of Michigan): History of Mt. Koya in the Heian Period.
Katrin Bosse (Student of theology, Heidelberg University): Japanese Religions and Interreligious Dialogue.
Monika Schrimpf (Ph.D. candidate, Bonn University): Relationship Between Buddhism and Christianity in the Meiji Period.
1996
Minna Aro (Ph.D. candidate, Helsinki University): Mizuko Kuyo (Buddhist Ritual for Aborted Children).
Jorn Borup (Ph.D. candidate, Aarhus University), Contemporary Rinzai Zen in Japan.
1994
Prof. Dr. Roald Kristiansen (Finnmark College, Alta, Norway): Western Science and Japanese Neo-Confucianism.
John S. LoBreglio (Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Santa Barbara): Celibate and Married Clergy in Japanese Buddhism.
1993
Bernhard Neuenschwander (Th.D. candidate, Berne University): Zen and Christian Mysticism.
John S. LoBreglio (Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Santa Barbara): Celibate and Married Clergy in Japanese Buddhism.
1992
Prof. Sheila Fling (Southwest Texas State University): Japanese Psychology and Sprirituality. Prof. Peter Igarashi (University of the South, Sewanee, USA): Shinran’s Hermeneutics.
1991
Dr. Rainer Wassner (Sociology of Religion, Hamburg University): Japanese New Religions, especially Agon-shu.
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