Shinto Studies and Nationalism

  • Datum: 12–14 September, 2007
  • Ort: Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Organisation: Bernhard Scheid (IKGA)

Symposium Startpage

Participants and Abstracts


12 Sept.

16:15 -

(Helmut Krasser, Director, Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia, Austrian Academy of Sciences)

Opening address
(Bernhard Scheid, Austrian Academy of Sciences)

 Hayashi Makoto (Nagoya, Aichi Gakuin Daigaku)

Orientalism in Shinto Studies, Religious Studies, and Oriental Studies
(Discussant: Sepp Linhart, Vienna University)

13 Sept.

9:00 - 10:10

 Endo Jun (Tokyo, Kokugakuin Daigaku)

Studies and Shrine Policy in the First Half of the 20th Century: The Case of Miyaji Naokazu
(Discussant: Mark Teeuwen, Oslo University)

10:15 - 11:25

Will Hansen (San Diego State University)

Nationalism to Spiritualism: Rehabilitating the Study of Hirata Atsutane
(Discussant: Mark Teeuwen)

coffee break

11:50 - 13:00

Hirafuji Kikuko (Tokyo, Kokugakuin Daigaku)

Study of Japanese Mythology in the Early Showa Period
(Discussant: Bernhard Seidl, Vienna University)


15:00 - 16:10

 Isomae Jun'ichi (Kyoto, Kokusai Nihon Bunka Kenkyu Center)

“Religious/Secular” Dichotomy in Modern Japan: On Arguments of State Shinto
(Discussant: Mark Teeuwen)

coffee break

16:30 - 17:40

 Jean-Pierre Berthon (Paris, EHESS)

Missionary, the Jurist and the Ethnographer: French Japonology on Shintô at the Beginning of the 20th Century
(Discussant: Wolfram Manzenreiter, Vienna University)

14 Sept.

9:00 - 10:10

 Klaus Antoni (Tübingen University)

Studies and Shintô Nationalism (Discussant: Isabelle Prochaska, Vienna University)

10:15 - 11:25

 Kate Wildman Nakai (Tokyo, Sophia University)

to Terms with “Reverence at Shrines”: Sophia University, the Catholic Church, and the 1932 Yasukuni Shrine Incident
(Discussant: Susanne Koppensteiner, Vienna University)

coffee break

11:50 - 13:00

Michael Wachutka (Tübingen University)

Living Past as the Nation’s Personality": Hermann Bohner’s Comparison of Kitabatake Chikafusa’s Jinnô-shôtôki with Arthur Moeller van den Bruck’s Das Dritte Reich
(Discussant: Isabelle Prochaska)


15:00 - 16:10

Bernhard Scheid (Austrian Academy of Sciences)

Search of Lost Essence: Ideological Topoi in German Shinto Studies around World War II
(Discussant: Bernhard Seidl)

16:15 - 17:00

Concluding Discussion