SSC Research Seminar


Interreligious or Transnational Solidarity of Religion as Resistance to Ultranationalism in Asia and the Pacific Rim

Speaker: Dr. Kunihiko Terasawa (Visiting Scholar in Asian Studies, Department of Social Science)
Date: 23 April 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 14:00 – 15:00
Venue:  D301 & Online Seminar
Medium: English


The presentation critically examines why and how Japan caused the Asian Pacific War in terms of the relationship between religions and nationalism/transnationalism, as well as the current alternatives how to overcome ultranationalist populism and bring dialogue and trust in Asia and the Pacific Rim.


Dr. Kunihiko Terasawa is a is a visiting scholar of Asian studies at the Department of Social Science. He received BA in Economics from Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan; Master of Divinity (theology) from Drew University in New Jersey, the US; an MA and Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Temple University in Philadelphia, the US. Terasawa is currently an Associate Professor of religion at Wartburg College, Iowa, the US, teaching World. Religions in Dialogue, Buddhist Traditions, Religions of China, Religions of Japan, Islam and the Modern World, and Asian Philosophies.

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