OKITA Kiyokazu

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OKITA Kiyokazu
Sophia University
Faculty of Liberal Arts, Department of Liberal Arts
Job title
Assistant Professor
Bachelor of Arts(International Christian University), Master of Studies in the Study of Religion(University of Oxford), Doctor of Philosophy in Theology(University of Oxford)
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Published Papers

Bitextuality in Bhāgavata Purāṇa X.29.
The Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies   66(3) 1043-1048   Mar 2019   [Refereed]
Okita Kiyokazu
International Journal of Hindu Studies   22(1) 25-43   Apr 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
Kṛṣṇa’s relationships with the Gopīs of Vraja, described in texts such as the Bhāgavata Purāṇa were controversial in the precolonial period. This paper first summarizes the teachings of Caitanya (1486–1534), the inaugurator of Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism w...
From Rasa to Bhaktirasa: The Development of A Devotional Aesthetic Theory in Early Modern South Asia
The Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies   65(3) 1066-1072   Mar 2017   [Refereed]

Books etc

OKITA Kiyokazu (Part:Joint Work, p. 159-170)
The University of Washington Press   May 2019   ISBN:0295745509
OKITA Kiyokazu
Maruzen   Jan 2018   ISBN:978-4-621-30235-4
OKITA Kiyokazu
Oxford University Press   Jul 2014   ISBN:9780198709268

Conference Activities & Talks

Bitextuality in Bhāgavata Purāṇa X.29.
The 69th Annual Conference of the Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies   1 Sep 2018   
Okita Kiiyokazu
The 17th World Sanskrit Conference   Jul 2018   WSC2018 Organizing Committee
In this paper, I examine Madhva’s commentary on the first verse of the Bhāgavata, focusing on his exegesis. In so doing, I shall point out how Madhva emphasizes both Viṣṇu’s absolute independence and the reality of the world, arguably the two mos...