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Wilburn (Wil) Hansen

Associate Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies, San Diego State University
PhD, Department of Religious Studies, Stanford University
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Dissertation Title
"Strange Tidings from the Realm of Immortals: Hirata Atsutane's Ethnography of the Other World"
Wilburn (Wil) Hansen

Wil's research focuses on ethnography, folklore and healing in early modern Japanese religion. He is the author of When Tengu Talk: Hirata Atsutane's Ethnography of the Other World (Hawaii, 2008). He is currently working on projects concerning Shinto and nationalism, including theories that the early Japanese had a native writing system given them by the kami.