Episode 31 - Dr. Helen Hardacre (Harvard)
In this episode, Dr. Hardacre recenters religion in Japanese society in the Tokugawa and Meiji periods, laying the pre-1868 groundwork for the embracing of kami-workship after the Restoration and tracing the importance of religion in everyday life. We also discuss the meaning of Meiji at 150 along with future directions for the study of the Meiji Period. (Transcript here).
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