Naoki Nabeshima (Ph.D., Ryukoku University, 1986) is Associate Professor of
Shin Buddhist Studies at Ryukoku University and a lecturer at Kyoto Womens
University. His research focuses on Pure Land Buddhist thought in China and
Japan, in particular Shin Buddhism, founded by Shinran (1173-1262), and its
relevance on issues such as spiritual approaches to end-of-life care and care
for the elderly.
During the 1998-1999 academic year, as a visiting scholar, at the Graduate
Theological Union and the University of California, Berkeley, he studied
biomedical ethics, and Christian and Buddhist thought and practice.
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