Inoue Enryō Bibliography

Compiled by Rainer Schulzer (Tōyō University, Tokyo), last updated April 2022


Inoue Enryo Research Database


„The Founding Documents of Toyo University,“ trans. by Rainer Schulzer, International Inoue Enryo Research 2 (2014): 155‒166.

„Statement on Establishing the Personal Cultivation Church,“ trans. by Dylan Luers Toda, International Inoue Enryo Research 3 (2015): 30–41.

„My Philosophical Mission,“ trans. by Dylan Luers Toda, International Inoue Enryo Research 3 (2015): 42–49.

Yokai Studies and On the Subject of Kokkuri, trans. by Yoda Hiroko and Mall Alt (Amazon Kindle, 2016).

An Evening Conversation about Philosophy, trans. by Ralf Müller, International Inoue Enryo Research 6 (2018): 34–92.

Outline of Mystery Studies (Three Parts), trans. by Dylan Luers Toda, International Inoue Enryo Research 6‒8 (2018‒2020).

Guide to the Temple Garden of Philosophy, ed. by Rainer Schulzer (Toyo University Press, 2019).

The Revitalization of Buddhism: Introduction, trans. by Kathleen M. Staggs, International Inoue Enryo Research 10 (2022): 55–138.

Imaginary Interstellar Travelogue, trans. by Stefan Grace, International Inoue Enryo Research 10 (2022): 139–181.

Western Language Materials

Bodiford, William. „Inoue Enryo in Retirement: Philosophy as Spiritual Cultivation,“ International Inoue Enryo Research 2 (2014): 19‒54.

Burtscher, Michael. „Facing ‚the West‘ on Philosophical Grounds: A View from the Pavilion of Subjectivity on Meiji Japan,“ Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 26 (2006): 367‒376.

Dufourmont, Eddy. „Nakae Chomin and Buddhism: Reconsidering the Controversy between Nakae Chomin and Inoue Enryo,“ International Inoue Enryo Research 1 (2013): 63‒75.

Godart, Gerard R. Clinton. „Tracing the Circle of Truth: Inoue Enryo on the History of Philosophy and Buddhism,“ The Eastern Buddhist 36 (2004): 106‒133.

Godart, Gerard R. Clinton. Darwin, Dharma, and the Divine: Evolutionary Theory and Religion in Modern Japan (University of Hawaii Press, 2017) (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University) [see pp. 75‒97]. 

Hasegawa Takuya 長谷川琢哉. „On Inoue Enryo’s Reform of Buddhism: Its Intellectual History Context,“ trans. by Dylan L. Toda, International Inoue Enryo Research 5 (2017): 22–40.

Inoue Katsuhito 井上克人. „Meiji-Era Academic Philosophy and Its Lineage: Monism of the true form and organismic philosophy,“ Journal of International Philosophy『国際哲学研究』3 (2014): 271‒289.

Jacinto Zavala, Agustín. „Inoue Enryo: Towards a Hermeneutics of the Imperial Rescript on Education,“ International Inoue Enryo Research 4 (2016): 1‒65.

Josephson, Jason Ānanda. „When Buddhism became a ‚Religion‘. Religion and Superstition in the Writings of Inoue Enryō,“ Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 33 (2006): 143‒168.

Josephson-Storm, Jason Ānanda. „Monsters of the Absolute: Inoue Enryo, the Task of Buddhist Philosophy, and the Haunted Borderlands of Post-Kantian Thought,“ International Inoue Enryo Research 5 (2017): 1‒21.

Kanamori Osamu 金森修. „Portrait d’un Penseur Bouddhique à l’Age des Lumières de Meiji. Le Cas Inoue Enryo,“ Studies in Language and Culture『言語文化論集』40 (1995): 9‒27.

Kōda Retsu 甲田烈. „Mystery Studies and Analogical Thinking: The Interlace between Inoue Enryo and Minakata Kumagusu,“ trans. by Dylan L. Toda, International Inoue Enryo Research 5 (2017): 41–56.

Kōda Retsu 甲田烈. „The Structure of the ‚True Mystery‘ in the Philosophy of Inoue Enryo,“ International Inoue Enryo Research 2 (2014): 100‒118.

Kopf, Gereon. „The ‚Modern Buddhism‘ of Inoue Enryo,“ International Inoue Enryo Research 1 (2013): 25‒36.

Kosaka Kunitsugu 小坂国継. „Metaphysics in the Meiji Period,“ Journal of International Philosophy『国際哲学研究』3 (2014): 291‒307.

Kōsaka Masaaki 高坂正顕. Japanese Thought in the Meiji Era, trans. David Abosch (Tokyo: Pan-Pacific Press, 1958) (Japanese Culture in the Meiji Era, vol. 4: Thought) [see pp. 242‒245].

Maraldo, John C. „Defining Philosophy in the Making,“ in James W. Heisig, ed. Japanese Philosophy Abroad (Nagoya: Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture, 2004): 220‒245.

Miura Setsuo 三浦節夫. Challenger Inoue Enryo: „Carve your own destiny“, trans. by Stefan Grace (Tokyo: Toyo University Inoue Enryo Philosophy Center, 2022).

Müller, Ralf. „Die Entdeckung von Sprache im Zen: Inoue Enryōs Prolegomena zur Philosophie der Zen-Schule von 1893,“ in Begriff und Bild der Modernen japanischen Philosophie, ed. by Raji C. Steineck, Elena L. Lange, Paulus Kaufmann(Stuttgart-Bad: Cannstatt, 2014) (Philosophie Interkulturell, vol. 2), 63‒106.

Müller, Ralf. „The Philosophical Reception of Japanese Buddhism After 1868,“ in The Dao Companion to Japanese Buddhist Philosophy, ed. by Gereon Kopf (Dordrecht: Springer, 2019): 155‒203.

Müller, Ralf. Dōgens Sprachdenken: Historische und symboltheoretische Perspektiven (Freiburg: Karl Alber, 2013) (Welten der Philosophie, vol. 13) [see pp. 102‒109].

Nakajima Keisuke 中島敬介. „Inoue Enryo with His Mystic Nationalism,“ trans. by Dylan L. Toda, International Inoue Enryo Research 5 (2017): 57‒83.

Okada Masahiko 岡田正彦. „Revitalization versus Unification: A Comparison of the Ideas of Inoue Enryō and Murakami Senshō,“ The Eastern Buddhist, new series, vol. 37 (2005): 28‒38.

Paramore, Kiri. „Anti-Christian Ideas and National Ideology: Inoue Enryō and Inoue Tetsujirō’s Mobilization of Sectarian History in Meiji Japan,“ Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies 9, no. 1 (2009): 107‒144.

Paramore, Kiri. Ideology and Christianity in Japan (London: Routledge, 2009) [see pp. 133‒141].

Park, Jin Y. „Religion Beyond the Limits of Reason: Inoue Enryō, Kim Iryŏp, and Tanabe Hajime on Philosophy of Religion,“ in Reconfigurations of Philosophy of Religion: A Possible Future, ed. by Jim Kanaris (SUNY Press, 2018): 131‒150.

Reitan, Richard M. Making a Moral Society: Ethics and the State in Meiji Japan (University of Hawai’i Press, 2010) [see pp. 57‒71].

Satō Masayuki佐藤将之. „Confucius Veneration in Inoue Enryo’s Thought and Activities,“ trans. by Dylan L. Toda, International Inoue Enryo Research 6 (2018): 6–33.

Satō Atsushi 佐藤厚. „Inoue Enryo and the Thought of Yoshitani Kakuju,“ trans. by Dylan L. Toda, International Inoue Enryo Research 3 (2015): 13‒29.

Satō Atsushi 佐藤厚. „Suzuki Daisetsu’s Criticism of Inoue Enryo,“ trans. by Dylan L. Toda, International Inoue Enryo Research 5 (2017): 84–98.

Schrimpf, Monika. „Buddhism Meets Christianity: Inoue Enryō’s View of Christianity in Shinri Kinshin,“ Japanese Religions24 (1999): 51‒72.

Schrimpf, Monika. „Religious Responses to Secularization in Meiji Japan: The Case of Inoue Enryō,“ in Religion, Politik und Ideologie: Beiträge zu einer kritischen Kulturwissenschaft (Festschrift fur Klaus Antoni zum 65. Geburtstag), ed. by Michael Wachutka, Monika Schrimpf, Birgit Staemmler, eds. (München: Iudicium, 2018), 59‒70.

Schrimpf, Monika. Zur Begegnung des japanischen Buddhismus mit dem Christentum in der Meiji-Zeit (1868‒1912) (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2000) [see pp. 62‒64, 71‒79].

Schulzer, Rainer, ed. Guide to the Temple Garden of Philosophy (Toyo University Press, 2019).

Schulzer, Rainer. „‚Philosopher’s Ashes Return to Tokyo‘: Inoue Enryō as Seen in Historical Roman Alphabet Sources,“ Annual Report of the Inoue Enryo Center『井上円了センター年報』20 (2011): 186‒236.

Schulzer, Rainer. „Crossroads of World Philosophy: Theoretical and Practical Philosophy in Inoue Enryo,“ International Inoue Enryo Research 1 (2013): 49‒55.

Schulzer, Rainer. „Inoue Enryo Research at Toyo University (Editorial),“ International Inoue Enryo Research 2 (2014): 1‒18.

Schulzer, Rainer. „Inoue Enryō’s Philosophy of Buddhism,“ in The Dao Companion to Japanese Buddhist Philosophy, ed. by Gereon Kopf (Dordrecht: Springer, 2019): 565‒573.

Schulzer, Rainer. „Soteriological Pragmatism and Psychotherapy: The Buddhist Concept of „Means“ in the Writing of the Modern Buddhist Philosopher Inoue Enryō,“ The Eastern Buddhist, new series, vol. 47, no. 2 (2016): 107‒119.

Schulzer, Rainer. Inoue Enryō: A Philosophical Portrait (SUNY Press, 2019).

Shirai Masato 白井雅人. „Enryō Inoue’s Tetsugaku Issekiwa and Kitarō Nishida,“ Journal of International Philosophy『国際哲学研究』1 (2012): 251‒259.

Shirai Masato 白井雅人. „Inoue Enryo’s Philosophy of Peace and War,“ International Inoue Enryo Research 4 (2016): 80‒85.

Snodgrass, Judith. „The Deployment of Western Philosophy in Meiji Buddhist Revival,“ The Eastern Buddhist, new series, vol.30, no. 2 (1997): 173‒198.

Snodgrass, Judith. Presenting Japanese Buddhism to the West: Orientalism, Occidentalism, and the Columbian Exposition(University of North Carolina Press, 2003) [see pp. 132‒154].

Staggs, Kathleen M. „‚Defend the Nation and Love the Truth‘: Inoue Enryo and the Revival of Meiji Buddhism,“ Monumenta Nipponica 38 (1983): 251‒281.

Staggs, Kathleen M. In Defense of Japanese Buddhism: Essays from the Meiji period by Inoue Enryo and Murakami Sensho, PhD thesis (Princeton University, 1979) [see pp. 162‒453].

Tagaki Hiroo 高木宏夫. „Inoue Enryo’s Early Bestselling Books“ [Jp. 1987], International Inoue Enryo Research 10 (2022): 25‒54.

Takemura Makio 竹村牧男. „On the Philosophy of Inoue Enryo,“ trans. by Rainer Schulzer, International Inoue Enryo Research 1 (2013): 3‒24.

Thelle, Notto R. Buddhism and Christianity in Japan: From Conflict to Dialogue, 1854‒1899 (University of Hawaii Press, 1987) [see pp. 95‒107].

Victoria, Brian Daizen. Zen at War, 2nd ed. (Lanham: Rowan & Littefield, 2006) [see pp. 29‒30, 52‒53].

Wáng Qīng 王青. „Comparative Research on the Religious Thought of Cai Yuanpei and Inoue Enryo,“ International Inoue Enryo Research 1 (2013): 37‒48.

Wargo, Robert J. John. „Inoue Enryō: An Important Predecessor of Nishida Kitarō,“ in『日本文化研究論集』[Collection of research papers on Japanese culture], pub. by Japan P.E.N. Club (1973), 170‒177.

Wargo, Robert J. John. The Logic of Nothingness: A Study of Nishida Kitarō (University of Hawaii Press, 2005) [see pp. 11‒17].

Yoshida Yoshikazu 吉田善一. „Mathematically Modeling Inoue Enryo’s Philosophy for Artificial Intelligence,“ International Inoue Enryo Research 10 (2022): 1‒24.

Yusa Michiko 遊佐道子. „Inoue Enryo’s 1887 Position Statement on Philosophical Studies in Japan,“ International Inoue Enryo Research 2 (2014): 167‒180.