Ryuichi Abe, PhD

Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions, Harvard University


  • PhD Columbia University

Courses with Ryuichi Abe

Spring term 2018

Buddhism and Japanese Artistic Traditions

This course is designed to enable students to analyze a wide range of Japanese artistic creations—including the traditional Noh theater, modern Japanese paintings, and contemporary anime—by illustrating the influence of Buddhist philosophy both on their forms and in their depths. The first part of the course is a study of major Buddhist theories and their impact on Japanese literature.