Buddhism and Modernity: Sources from Nineteenth Century Japan. Edited by Orion Klautau and Hans Martin Krämer. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2021. 300 pages. $28 (paperback), $80 (hardcover). ISBN 0824888251 (paperback), ISBN 978-0824888251 (hardcover).
In offering a snapshot of influential Buddhist voices during the nineteenth century, Buddhism and Modernity makes a valuable contribution to the field of Buddhist studies in Japan that, heretofore, has typically focused on the premodern period. For this reason, it deserves a wide readership by those interested in the history of modern Japanese Buddhism.