Beyond Japan Ep. #25: Heritage-Making with Professor Aike Rots

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This week we are joined by Aike Rots, Associate Professor of Japan Studies at the University of Oslo, to discuss Heritage-Making in Japan, examining how the process of ‘heritagisation’ can secularise and politicise religious sites, such as Shinto shrines and natural areas of religious significance to Okinawan and Ainu communities, and the role of nationalism within heritage.

Aike’s research profile and Twitter (@AikeRots)

Image credits:

[L] “Evening light, Kiyomizu-dera temple, Kyoto” by Dimitry B is licensed under CC BY 2.0

[R] “Sefa Utaki-15.jpg” by alainkun is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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