Raymond Katsuki Obara Chung

Raymond Katsuki Obara Chung

Specialization: Japanese Premodern and Modern Intellectual History, Religion and Folklore

Personal Website: https://www.eastasian.ucsb.edu/people/students/

I study the power dynamics between political establishments and religions (or more broadly, the supernatural) throughout premodern and modern Japan. Special interests include onmyōdō, regional folklore, and the Meiji Government’s suppression of heterodox beliefs.

Academic History

B.A. in History and East Asian Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago