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Cogan, "The Princess Nun: Bunchi, Buddhist Reform, and Gender in Early Edo Japan" - LAW AND RELIGION FORUM
Next month, Harvard will publish The Princess Nun: Bunchi, Buddhist Reform, and Gender in Early Edo Japan, by Gina Cogan (Boston University). The publisher’s description follows. The Princess Nun tells the story of Bunchi (1619–1697), daughter of Emperor Go-Mizunoo and founder of Enshōji. Bunchi advocated strict adherence to monastic precepts while devoting herself to the …