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Shinto in Contemporary Japan
Monday, 18 Nov 2019
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
303 International Center
Asian Studies Center
Event Details:

From core principals to the ways Shinto is practiced today, this talk will address shrines for sports, fertility and protection from STDs, appropriatlon by popular culture (such as in anime and advertisements), and new spiriuality movements including the power spot boom. 

Dr. Stephen Covell

Chair of the Department of Comparative Religion and the Mary Meader Professor of Comparative Religion at Western Michgian University. Dr. Covell was the founging director of WMU's Soga Japan Center and has published widely on Buddhism and other Japanese religious topics. 


Sponsored by the Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and humanities, IAH Connecting Pedagogy and Practice Fund, Department of Religious Studies, Asian Studies Center, and MSU Japan Council