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Visiting Scholars

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Prof. Atsushi Hirata, Ryukoku University, Department of History, 2011

Prof. Dennis Hirota, Ryukoku University, Department of Shin Buddhist Studies, 2010

Prof. Takanori Sugioka , Ryukoku University, Buddhist Studies, 2009

Prof. Naoki Nabeshima of Ryukoku University visited the IBS as the Ryukoku lecturer for 2003. He conducted a seminar on “Emanicipation of Evil Beings: Shinran’s Reflection on Human Beings”

Ms. Keiko Toro a post graduate student at Kyoto University (Ph.D. candidate) visited the IBS as a reserach fellow of the IBS between September 2002-May 2003. She conducted her research on various issues on the translation of Shin Buddhist literature.

Prof. Yoshiyasu Kudara of Ryukoku University visited the IBS as the Ryukoku lecturer for 2002. He conducted a seminar on “Pure Land Buddhism in Central Asia.”

Prof. Taishin Kawasoe of Ryukoku University visited the IBS as the Ryukoku lecturer for 2001. He conducted a seminar on “Development of the Concept of Lineage in the Japanese Pure Land School.”

Prof. Masahiro Asada of Ryukoku University visited the IBS as the Ryukoku lecturer for 2000. He conducted a seminar on “Tendai Buddhism and Pure Land Thought.”

Prof. Taishin Kawasoe of Ryukoku University visited the IBS from April1999 to April 2000 to condect his reserach project in transmission of Jodo Shinshu in North America.

Prof. Yukio Yamada of Ryukoku University visited the IBS as the Ryukoku lecturer for 1999. He conducted a seminar on “Shinran’s Vision of the Primal Vow: Jodo Shinshu’s Approach to Pure Land Faith.”

Prof. Naoki Nabeshima of Ryukoku University visited the IBS from September 1998 to September 1999 to condect his reserach project in Buddhism and Biomedical Ethics.

Prof. Tetsuo Yamaori, the presidnet of Hakuho Women’s College, and a noted expert on Japanese religions, visited IBS in Sept. 9, 1998 to conduct a colloquium for IBS faculty and students.

Prof. Akira Omine of Ryukoku University and the Hongwanji Research Department visited BCA and IBS during August, 1998. Prof. Omine will conduct an IBS seminar, public lectures and classes as the BCA Ministers Association Summer Fuken.

Prof. Meiji Yamada of Ryukoku University has visited the IBS as the Ryukoku lecturer for 1998. He spoke on the Contemplation Sutra and developments in Buddhism in Central Asia. Prof. Yamada also conducted seminars for BCA ministers as part of the IBS continuing education program.

Prof. Mitsuya Dake of Ryukoku University had visited the IBS for two months during the summer 1998 to work on a Center translation project and to conduct a seminar on Shin Buddhism. He completed an initial draft of Prof. Shigaraki’s text.