Helen Hardacre

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

Early life[change | change source]

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

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

Career[change | change source]

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 works[change | change source]

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

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