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Professor Lori Meeks to Speak on Japanese Buddhism

Lori Meeks (Associate Professor, Departments of Religion and East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Southern California) will present a lecture titled “Making Sense of the Blood Bowl Sutra: Early-Modern Commentaries on Women’s Salvation in Japanese Buddhism,” on October 3, … Continue reading

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Four Roof Tiles from Hiroshima

In a largely symbolic gesture, UNC sent two scholarly books to the University of Hiroshima in 1951 to help the educational institution recover from the loss and destruction of August 9, 1945. This exchange was recently marked by the University  of … Continue reading

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Upon Returning Home

NOTE: The following is the fourth post on the earthquake and its aftermath by Pamela Runestad, a graduate student in medical anthropology who spoke in the Triangle Japan Forum on October 1, 2010. It is posted here with her permission. … Continue reading

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Inside Looking Out, Part Three

NOTE: The following is the third post on the earthquake and its aftermath by Pamela Runestad, a graduate student in medical anthropology who spoke in the Triangle Japan Forum on October 1, 2010. It is posted here with her permission. … Continue reading

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Inside Looking Out, Part Two

NOTE: The following is a follow up to yesterday’s post by Pamela Runestad, a graduate student in medical anthropology who spoke in the Triangle Japan Forum on October 1, 2010. It is posted here with her permission. It’s snowing sideways … Continue reading

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Inside Looking Out: A Perspective on the Japanese Earthquake

NOTE: The following post is by Pamela Runestad, a graduate student in medical anthropology who spoke in the Triangle Japan Forum on October 1, 2010. It is posted here with her permission. At 2:40pm on Friday, I got on the … Continue reading

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The earthquake and tsunami in Japan, March 2011 東北地方太平洋沖大地震情報

As I see the images of the destruction caused by the tsunami in northern Japan on Friday March 11, 2011,  I find myself wanting to know more.  As I search, I am overwhelmed by the amount of information that is … Continue reading

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