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Brian Victoria, Visiting Research Fellow, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto. Brian Daizen Victoria holds an M.A. in Buddhist Studies from Sōtō Zen sect-affiliated Komazawa University in Tokyo, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Religious Studies at Temple University. In addition to a 2nd, enlarged edition of Zen At War (Rowman & Littlefield), major writings include Zen War Stories (RoutledgeCurzon); an autobiographical work in Japanese entitled Gaijin de ari, Zen bozu de ari (As a Foreigner, As a Zen Priest); Zen Master Dōgen, coauthored with Prof. Yokoi Yūhō of Aichi-gakuin University (Weatherhill); and a translation of The Zen Life by Sato Koji (Weatherhill). He is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (aka Nichibunken) in Kyoto.
The Zen of Hitler Jugend
War Remembrance in Japan’s Buddhist Cemeteries, Part II: Transforming War Criminals into Martyrs: “True Words” on Mt. Kōya
War Remembrance in Japan’s Buddhist Cemeteries, Part I: Kannon Hears the Cries of War
Sawaki Kōdō, Zen and Wartime Japan: Final Pieces of the Puzzle
Sōka Gakkai Founder, Makiguchi Tsunesaburō, A Man of Peace?
“War is a Crime”: Takenaka Shōgen and Buddhist Resistance in the Asia-Pacific War and Today
A Zen Nazi in Wartime Japan: Count Dürckheim and his Sources—D.T. Suzuki, Yasutani Haku’un and Eugen Herrigel
D.T. Suzuki, Zen and the Nazis
Zen as a Cult of Death in the Wartime Writings of D.T. Suzuki
Zen Masters on the Battlefield (Part II)
Zen Masters on the Battlefield (Part I)
Buddhism and Disasters: From World War II to Fukushima−−
Karma, War and Inequality in Twentieth Century Japan