The New Nanzan Guide to Japanese Religions
Editors: Matthew McMullen and Jolyon Baraka Thomas
The original Nanzan Guide to Japanese Religions published by University of Hawai‘i Press in 2006 has been a useful tool for students and scholars in the fields of Japanese and Religious Studies. However, the field has changed significantly over the past decade. The editors of the original publication intended to make periodical updates to the guide as the state of the field changed and as new resources became available. We believe it is time for such an update.
Rather than a replacement or a revised version of the original, we plan to publish a companion volume that includes recent resources (especially digital resources) and scholarship by a new generation of scholars in the field. We will revisit some of the topics in the original from new perspectives as well as recent issues in Japanese religion with the goal of producing a comprehensive, yet accessible, collection of articles that could be used to teach an upper level undergraduate or graduate level course on Japanese religion.