Vol. 9, No. 1 August 1999

Special Thirtieth Anniversary Edition The Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies, founded in 1968, celebrated its thirtieth anniversary with a wide range of activities commemorating the seven-hundredth anniversary of the death, in November 1298, of Abbess Mugai Nyodai, the Zen Abbess whose life and legacy have been the inspiration for much of the work of the Institute during the past…

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Vol. 8, No. 1 December 1997

ANNOUNCING International Research Conference “THE CULTURE OF CONVENTS IN JAPANESE HISTORY” Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies Columbia University Institute and Project Director: Professor Barbara Ruch November 21-23, 1998 Project Description Commemorating the 30th anniversary of its founding in 1968, the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies will hold an international conference on “The Culture of Convents in Japanese History” in…

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Vol.7, No.2 October 1996

As of September 2, 1996, Mr. Ted Mack, Program Administrator of the Institute, leaves us to pursue his doctorate at Harvard University in the field of Modern Japanese Literature. We will greatly miss him as a person and as a tireless worker far beyond the requirements of duty and we wish him all success in future. His e-mail address…

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Vol. 7, No.1 June 1996

Update on the Dodo Gosho Imperial Convent Archive Survey The third session of the survey of the Hokyoji convent archives took place in August, 1995 over a four-day period. This important collection of materials collected by nuns over many centuries has been titled the Dodo Gosho bunkoafter Hokyoji convent’s informal title Dodo Gosho (the Imperial Residence Convent of Hundreds). As…

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Vol. 6, No.1 June 1995

Memorial Service for Mugai Nyodai On Monday, November 28, 1994, a memorial service for the Zen abbess Mugai Nyodai (d.1298) was held by the monzeki convent of Hokyoji in Kyoto. The ceremony was a commemoration of the 700th anniversary of Nyodai’s death, held several years in advance of the actual anniversary at the request of Sawada Eisai, the current…

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Vol. 5, No.1 April 1994

Summer Seminar Kenkyukai: Nihon no josei to bukkyo Summer Seminar 1993 The Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies is in receipt of Japanese language abstracts and handouts from the 1993 Summer Seminar of the Kenkyukai: Nihon no josei to bukkyo held at the headquarters of the Rissho kosei kai in Tokyo, August 25-27 with more than 60 in attendance. Katsuyo…

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Vol. 4, No.1 April 1993

Seminar Announcement The 1993 Summer Seminar of the Japanese Research Group on Women and Buddhism in Premodern Japan (Kenkyukai:Josei to Bukkyo) will be held this year at the headquarters and main religious center of the Rissho kosei kai in Tokyo on August 25,26,27, 1993. All recipients of the IMJS Reports are warmly invited to attend. Reports on your current…

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Vol. 3, No.2 April 1992

Conference Report Female and Male Role-Sharing in Japan: Historical and Contemporary Constructions of Gender On December 18-21, 1991, an international conference titled “Female and Male Role Sharing in Japan: Historical and Contemporary Constructions of Gender” was held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Both North American and Japanese scholars participated. What follows is a list of papers…

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Vol. 3, No.1 February 1992

Seminar Report The 1991 Summer Seminar of the Research Group on Women and Buddhism in Japan (Kenkyukai: Nihon no Josei to Bukkyo) The following is based on Japanese discussion reports and abstracts of papers kindly sent to us by Prof. NISHIGUCHI Junko. The 1991 Summer Seminar of the Research Group on Women and Buddhism in Japan (Kenkyukai: Nihon no…

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Vol. 2, No.1 April 1991

MAAR Panel Report Child-birth, Child-death, and Poetic Transcendence: Creative Coping through Buddhism in Pre-modern Japan The following report summarizes the papers presented in the panel of the above title at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion on March 22, 1991 at Barnard College in New York City. This panel will be held again at the…

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