[Webinar] Mid-Century Modern: Jōdo Shinshū and the Making of American Buddhism

Please click here to watch the event recording: https://buddhism.arts.ubc.ca/2021/04/07/video-mid-century-modern-jodo-shinshu-and-the-making-of-american-buddhism-with-qa/

Date and Time
Monday, March 22, 2021, 6:00 (PST)

About this event
Jōdo Shinshū Young Buddhist Associations before, during, and long after the illegal war-time incarceration of Japanese Americans actively promoted Buddhism as part of their contribution to American culture. Despite practicing American Buddhism for fifty years before Kerouac’s Dharma Bums, it is the Beat poets and D.T. Suzuki who are regularly credited with popularizing Buddhism in the United States. In this presentation, I explore how the narrative of American Buddhist history is altered when we center the invisiblized labor of marginalized persons who made possible the conditions for Buddhism’s dissemination and popularization in the later half of the twentieth century.

About the presenter
Scott A. Mitchell is the Dean of Students and Faculty Affairs and holds the Yoshitaka Tamai Professorial Chair at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, CA. He teaches and writes about Buddhism in the West, Buddhist modernism, and Pure Land Buddhism.

Please follow the link to register for this event: Zoom Registration Link

This event is sponsored by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society.

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