Cluster 1.3: Market and Merit

Cluster 1.3: Market and Merit

Cluster leader: Susan Andrews, Mount Allison University Women’s significance in the economic life of East Asian religions is widely recognized but not yet well understood. This is in part because sources foregrounding their participation in this sphere very often remain outside official canons. Histories of the intersections between economics and Continue reading

Cluster 4.1: Talismans and Talisman Cultures in Contemporary Vietnam and Japan: Meaning, Making, Medium

Cluster 4.1: Talismans and Talisman Cultures in Contemporary Vietnam and Japan: Meaning, Making, Medium

Cluster Leader: Cynthea Bogel, Kyushu University Co-cluster leader:  Hien Thi Nguyen, Vietnam National University This cluster project investigates the religious, historical, material, practical, and iconographic dimensions of talismans/amulets in contemporary contexts in Vietnam, Korea, and Japan, with particular attention to talismans that share Buddhist and non-Buddhist functions, including those from Continue reading