Helen Hardacre

American japanologist

Helen Hardacre (born May 20, 1949) is an American academic and Japanologist. At Harvard University, she is the Reischauer Professor of Japanese Religions and Society.

Early lifeEdit

Hardacre is the daughter of British historian Paul H. Hardacre.[1]

Her research was supported by a Gugghenheim fellowship.[2]

CareerEdit

Hardacre was Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies from 1995 through 1998.[3]

Her research interests focused on religion in Japan and the history of Japan.[4]

Selected worksEdit

In a statistical overview derived from writings by and about Helen Hardacre, OCLC/WorldCat encompasses roughly 30+ works in 80+ publications in 3 languages and 5,000+ library holdings[5]

  • Lay Buddhism in Contemporary Japan : Reiyūkai Kyōdan, 1983
  • The Religion of Japan's Korean Minority : the Preservation of Ethnic Identity, 1984
  • Kurozumikyō and the New Religions of Japan, 1985
  • Maitreya, the Future Buddha, 1988
  • Marketing the Menacing Fetus in Japan, 1988
  • Shintō and the State, 1868-1988, 1989
  • Asian Visions of Authority Religion and the Modern States of East and Southeast Asia, 1994
  • New Directions in the Study of Meiji Japan, 1997
  • The Postwar Development of Japanese Studies in the United States, 1998
  • Religion and Society in Nineteenth-Century Japan: a Study of the Southern Kantō Region, using late Edo and early Meiji Gazetteers, 2002

NotesEdit

  1. "Retired Vanderbilt professor, Paul Hardacre, passes away," Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine Vanderbilt Hustler, June 18, 2010.
  2. Guggenheim fellows, Paul H. Hardacre (1957), Helen Hardacre (2003)
  3. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies (RIJS), Director
  4. Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA), 2005 Conference, keynote speaker bio notes Archived 2006-04-25 at the Wayback Machine
  5. WorldCat Identities: Hardacre, Helen 1949-  

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