George Tanabe

Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities Pavilion
Sunday May 6, 9:30 a.m.

George Tanabe is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Religion at the University of Hawaiʻi. His academic specialty is the study of the religions of Japan, and his books include Myōe the Dreamkeeper (Harvard University Press), Religions of Japan in Practice (Princeton University Press) and Practically Religious: Worldly Benefits and the Common Religion of Japan (with Ian Reader, University of Hawaiʻi Press). With his wife Willa, he has written a guidebook to Japanese Buddhist temples in Hawaiʻi, which will be published by the UH Press in October, 2012.


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