Recorded 27 February 2018, Hirakata, Japan
This episode's guest is Ian Reader, emeritus professor at The University of Manchester. Ian’s research interests include contemporary religious dynamics and popular religious practices in Japan, and religion and violence. In this interview, Ian discusses the changes in the Japanese religious scene since the publication of his book Religion in Contemporary Japan (1991).
Ian Reader, Religion in Contemporary Japan , University of Hawai‘i Press (1991)
Ian Reader, Religious Violence in Contemporary Japan: The Case of Aum Shinrikyō, University of Hawai‘i Press (2000)
Erica Baffelli, Ian Reader, Birgit Staemmler, eds. Japanese Religions on the Internet: Innovation, Representation, and Authority, Routledge (2010)
Erica Baffelli and Ian Reader, Dynamism and the Ageing of a Japanese 'New' Religion: Transformations and the Founder , Bloomsbury (2018)
Music used with kind permission of the performer, shamisen master Koji Yamaguchi.Copyright 2018 by Asian Ethnology Podcast