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Japan Studies : Religion


RIRC, Religious Information Research Center (宗教情報リサーチセンター)

Collections of the articles of newspaper and magazines dealing with religion and the publications by religious orders. 

​The Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Asian Art

Provides documentation and resource materials related to Buddhist an dart in Asia for scholarly research and classroom teaching

Japanese Buddhism 

Well written explanations and variety of information about Japanese Buddhism. 

Buddhism in Japan

Information about the history, philosophy and practice of Buddhism in Japan.

Books, Journals, and Magazines at UW

Japan Before Buddhism 

Kidder, J. Edward (Jonathan Edward), 1959

Assembling Shinto: Buddhist approaches to Kami worship in medieval Japan

Andreeva, Anna, 2017 

Darwin, Dharma, and Divine: Evolutionary theory and religion in modern Japan

​Gobert, G, Clinton, 2017

Japanese Zen Buddhism and Impossible Painting

Lippit, Yoko, 2017

Religious Dynamics Under the Impact of Imperialism and Colonialism: A Sourcebook (Need my wisc ID to login)

Bjorn Bentlage, Marion Eggert, Hans Martin Kramer and Stefan Reichmuth, 2017


Database at UW

ATLA Database with ATLA Series

Contains journal articles, book reviews, and collection of essays in all fields of religion. (My wisc ID login required).

Internet Sacred Text Archive 

Public-domain texts including links to some other offsites og significant primary writings in world religions.


Buddhism Dictionaries

Japanese Buddhist Statuary

A-Z dictionary about Buddhism world with photos and videos. 

Digital Dictionary of Buddhism 

Both English and Japanese are available. 

CJKV-English Dictionary

A dictionary of Sinitic characters and compounds related to East Asian cultural, political, and intellectual history including Buddism.