Jonathan Thumas

Jonathan Thumas is a doctoral student studying premodern Japanese Buddhism in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He studies the religious and cultural history of mid to late 12th century Japan.

Research Interests: Early Medieval Japan, Sacred Mountains, Manuscript Studies, Material Culture, Space and Place in East Asian Religions

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Blog posts

The Lion’s Roar: Imagining Conch Shell Trumpets in Early Modern Japan


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