William R. Lindsey

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  • Associate Professor

Contact Info

Office Phone:
Smith Hall, room #9


William Lindsey's primary research interest lies in analyzing how individuals and groups in Tokugawa Japan (1600-1867) constructed and contested social identity and power along lines of ritual and symbol made available through the bricolage of Buddhism, Neo-Confucianism, kami worship, local traditions, and individual motivations.

Research interests:

  • Religion in Japan
  • Popular religious expressions and ritual in the Tokugawa period