WorldCat Identities

Hardacre, Helen 1949-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 149 publications in 2 languages and 7,343 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: BL2223.S8, 322.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Helen Hardacre
Shintō and the state, 1868-1988 by Helen Hardacre( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and Chinese and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores church/state question in Japan. Focuses on the ordinary people whose lives are affected by the ongoing struggle of the Japanese to define their national character and policy
Kurozumikyō and the new religions of Japan by Helen Hardacre( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lay Buddhism in contemporary Japan : Reiyūkai Kyōdan by Helen Hardacre( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maitreya, the future Buddha by Alan Sponberg( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally published in 1988, this book is a multidisciplinary and cross-cultural study of the legend that has evolved around the figure of Maitreya, which followers of the Buddha Siddhārtha Gautama had agreed would be the future Buddha, and the substantial influence of this legend on Buddhist culture. Arising out of an international conference held at Princeton University, this collection of twelve essays by specialists in textual studies, art history and cultural anthropology examines the origins of the Maitreya tradition in South Asia as well as a variety of culturally specific expressions of the tradition as it developed in China, Korea, Vietnam and Japan. The essays explore the various expectations Buddhist practitioners have had of Maitreya and examine the iconographic and ritualistic symbols associated with this messianic and millenarian figure. Several essays also examine the controversy regarding circumstances under which the figure has sometimes taken on apocalyptic and eschatological characteristics."--Publisher description
Marketing the menacing fetus in Japan by Helen Hardacre( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Abortion has been practiced throughout Japanese history and, since its postwar legalization, has come to be widely accepted. Its legal status is not under attack. Contemporary religious groups do not mobilize against it, nor do political parties compose their platforms around the issue. Yet in the 1970s religious entrepreneurs across all doctrinal boundaries mounted a surprisingly successful tabloid campaign to popularize a religious ritual for aborted fetuses called mizuko kuyo. Using images derived from fetal photography, they published frightening accounts of fetal wrath and spiritual attacks, prompting many women to seek ritual atonement for abortions performed even decades earlier." "The first feminist study of mizuko kuyo, this book analyzes the ritual and the conflict surrounding it from a variety of perspectives. In four field studies in different parts of the country, Helen Hardacre observed contemporary examples of mizuko kuyo as practiced in Buddhism, Shinto, and the new religions. She also analyzed historical texts and personal accounts by women who have experienced abortion and by their male partners. She conducted interviews with contemporary practitioners of mizuko kuyo and extensive observations of ritual practice. She reveals how a commercialized ritual form like mizuko kuyo can be marketed through popular culture and manipulated by the same forces at work in the selling of any commodity. Her conclusions reflect upon the deep current of misogyny and sexism running through these rites and through feto-centric discourse."--Jacket
Asian visions of authority : religion and the modern states of East and Southeast Asia by Charles F Keyes( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A work of substantial and well-grounded scholarship, Asian Visions of Authority will be of great interest to specialists in East and Southeast Asia, to students of religion and society, and to both sociologists of religion and religious studies specialists in Asian traditions."--Jacket
Religion and society in nineteenth-century Japan : a study of the southern Kantō region, using late Edo and early Meiji gazetteers by Helen Hardacre( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New directions in the study of Meiji Japan( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The postwar development of Japanese studies in the United States( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The religion of Japan's Korean minority : the preservation of ethnic identity by Helen Hardacre( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender and Japanese history by Haruko Wakita( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aum Shinrikyo and the Japanese media : the Pied Piper meets the Lamb of God by Helen Hardacre( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shinto : a history by Helen Hardacre( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of Shinto = (Shinto jiten)( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contested visions of community in East and Southeast Asia : introduction by Charles F Keyes( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching Collection (Anthropology / ANTH7006)( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Helen Hardacre and the study of Japanese religion : [special issue honoring Helen Hardacre]( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Japanese new religions : profiles in gender by Helen Hardacre( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Japan : the public sphere in a non-Western setting by Helen Hardacre( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gender and the millennium in Omoto Kyodan : the limits of religious innovation by Helen Hardacre( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Shintō and the state, 1868-1988
Alternative Names
Helen Hardacre American japanologist

ヘレン・ハーディガ

Languages
English (127)

Chinese (2)

Covers
Kurozumikyō and the new religions of JapanMaitreya, the future BuddhaMarketing the menacing fetus in JapanAsian visions of authority : religion and the modern states of East and Southeast AsiaNew directions in the study of Meiji JapanThe postwar development of Japanese studies in the United StatesTeaching Collection (Anthropology / ANTH7006)