Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.
Book Talk

The Politics of Religion, Nationalism, and Identity in Asia

Tuesday, November 19, 2019   19:30 - 21:00

Speaker:
  • Jeff Kingston (Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies at Temple University Japan Campus)
Jeff Kingston, Author and Director of Asian Studies at TUJ, with Robert Dujarric, ICAS Director

Please join us for a conversation between the author and Robert Dujarric with a Q&A session on The Politics of Religion, Nationalism, and Identity in Asia (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019).

This comprehensive book provides a comparative analysis of religious nationalism in contemporary, globalized Asia. Exploring the nexus of religion, identity, and nationalism, Jeff Kingston assesses similarities and differences across the region, focusing on how religious sentiments influence how people embrace nationalism and with what consequences.

Who could have imagined Buddhist monks inciting violence and intolerance or setting themselves on fire? Or pious vigilantes beheading atheist bloggers? Or clerics defeating and jailing powerful politicians on blasphemy allegations? And, what explains why one million Uighur Muslims are locked up in China? Examining the causes and consequences of these varied phenomena and what they portend, Kingston casts a sobering light on the prospects of the Asian Century.

Date & Time:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019   19:30 - 21:00 (Doors open at 19:00)
Venue:
1F Parliament student lounge, Temple University, Japan Campus
1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku Tokyo
Open in Google Map
Moderator:
Robert Dujarric (ICAS Director)
Registration:
Registration is encouraged (e-mail to icas@tuj.temple.edu), but not required. 登録なしでも参加できますので、直接会場へお越しください。

Note: All ICAS events are held in English, open to the public, and admission is free unless otherwise noted.

Speaker:

Jeff Kingston

Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies at Temple University Japan Campus

Jeff Kingston is Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies at Temple University Japan Campus. He is most recently the author of The Politics of Religion, Nationalism, and Identity in Asia (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019) and Japan (Polity Press 2019). He also edited Press Freedom in Contemporary Japan (Routledge 2017), Nationalisms in Asia Reconsidered (2016), Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan (2014) and Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis (2012), and authored Nationalism in Asia: A History Since 1945 (2017). For further information, please click here.