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PD Dr. Ugo Dessì


Privatdozent, Institute for the Study of Religion, University of Leipzig

Main Research Areas

Japanese religions

Shin Buddhism

Religion and globalization

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Education

Habilitation (Religious Studies) [German qualification for a full university professorship], University of Leipzig, Germany (2012)

Ph.D. (Religious Studies), University of Marburg, Germany (2006)

● PGD (Buddhist Studies), K.J. Somaiya Center of Buddhist Studies, India (2002)

Laurea M.A. (Philosophy), University of Cagliari, Italy (1998)

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Monographs and Edited Volumes

Dessì, Ugo. 2017. The Global Repositioning of Japanese Religions: An Integrated Approach. London and New York: Routledge (ISBN 9781472480798).

Amstutz, Galen and Ugo Dessì (eds.). 2014. New Research on Japanese Religions under Globalization (Special issue of the Journal of Religion in Japan 3/2-3). Leiden: Brill (ISSN 22118330).

Dessì, Ugo. 2013. Japanese Religions and Globalization (Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy 7). London and New York: Routledge (ISBN 9780415811705).

● Dessì, Ugo (ed.). 2010. The Social Dimension of Shin Buddhism (Numen Book Series 129). Leiden and Boston: Brill (ISBN 9789004186538).

● Dessì, Ugo. 2007. Ethics and Society in Contemporary Shin Buddhism (Studies in Modern Asian Religions 5). Berlin: Lit Verlag (ISBN 9783825808150).

● Dessì, Ugo et al. 2007. Il bodhisattva Kannon nel Buddhismo giapponese [The Bodhisattva Kannon in Japanese Buddhism]. Cosenza: Giordano Editore (ISBN 978886919258).

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Selected Articles and Book Chapters

Dessì, Ugo. 2014. “Risshō Kōseikai within Globalization: A Multidimensional Approach.” Journal of Religion in Japan 3/2-3: 121-140 [pdf].

Amstutz, Galen and Ugo Dessì. 2014. “Introduction: Approaching Japanese Religions under Globalization.” Journal of Religion in Japan 3/2-3: 83-95 [pdf].

●  Dessì, Ugo. 2014. “Religious Change as Glocalization: The Case of Shin Buddhism in Honolulu.” In: Leah Kalmanson and James Mark Shields, eds., Buddhist Responses to Globalization, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

●  Dessì, Ugo. 2013. “‘Greening Dharma’: Contemporary Japanese Buddhism and Ecology.” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 7/3: 334-355 [pdf].

● Dessì, Ugo. 2012. “Religion, Hybrid Forms, and Cultural Chauvinism in Japan.” Journal of Religion in Japan 1/2: 168-187 [pdf].

● Dessì, Ugo. 2011. “Japanese Religions, Inclusivism, and the Global Context.” Japanese Religions 36/1-2: 83-99 [pdf].

● Dessì, Ugo. 2010. “Religion, Networking, and Social Issues in Japan: The Case of the Kyōdan Fuchi Kenkyūsho Konwakai.” Japanese Religions 35/1-2: 87-100 [pdf].

● Dessì, Ugo. 2010. “Social Behavior and Religious Consciousness among Shin Buddhist Practitioners.” Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 37/2: 335-366 [pdf].

● Dessì, Ugo. 2010. “Shin Buddhism and Globalization: Attitudes toward the Political Subsystem and Pluralism at the Organizational and Individual Levels.” In: U. Dessì, ed. The Social Dimension of Shin Buddhism, 241-266. Leiden and Boston: Brill [pdf].

● Dessì, Ugo. 2010. “Introduction: Shin Buddhism and Japanese Society.” In: U. Dessì, ed. The Social Dimension of Shin Buddhism, 1-10. Leiden and Boston: Brill [pdf].

● Dessì, Ugo. 2009. “Kojin reberu kara mita Shinshū dōtoku no tokusei to dainamikusu 個人レベルから見た真宗道徳の特性とダイナミクス” [The Character and Dynamics of Shin Buddhist Morality at the Individual Level]. Shūkyō to rinri 宗教と倫理 9: 64-82 [pdf].

● Dessì, Ugo. 2009. “Gendai no Jōdo Shinshū ni okeru gurōbaruka: kachi no sōtaika, kinō bunka, shakai rinri 現代の浄土真宗におけるグローバル化―価値の相対化、機能分化、社会倫理” [Contemporary Shin Buddhism and Globalization: Relativization of Values, Functional Differentiation, and Social Ethics]. Shūkyō kenkyū 宗教研究 83/1: 93-114 [pdf].

● Dessì, Ugo. 2009. “Objectivity and Belief in the Academic Study of Shin Buddhism.” The Pure Land (New Series) 25: 57-70 [pdf].

● Dessì, Ugo. 2009. “Shin Buddhism, Authority, and the Fundamental Law of Education.” Numen 56/5: 523-544 [pdf].

● Dessì, Ugo. 2008. “The Pure Land as a Principle of Social Criticism,” Japanese Religions 33/1-2: 75-90 [pdf].

● Dessì, Ugo. 2006. “The Critique of Anthropocentrism and Humanism in Present-day Shin Buddhism.” Japanese Religions 31/2: 111-125 [pdf].

● Dessì, Ugo. 2006. “Why Be Engaged? Doctrinal Facets of Jōdo Shinshū Social Activism.” The Pure Land (New Series) 22: 103-112.

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Contact

PD Dr. Ugo Dessì
University of Leipzig, Institute for the Study of Religion
Schillerstr. 6, 04109 Leipzig (Germany)
Tel.: +49 (0)341 9737160
E-mail: ugo.dessi[at]uni-leipzig.de

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Japanese Religions and Globalization. London and New York: Routledge, 2013 [Google books] [Amazon.com].


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The Social Dimension of Shin Buddhism. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2010 [Google books] [Amazon.com].


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Ethics and Society in Contemporary Shin Buddhism. Berlin: Lit Verlag, 2007 [Google books] [Amazon.com].

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