Christopher Harding is a lecturer in Asian history at the University of Edinburgh, specialising in modern Indian and Japanese history. He is one of BBC Radio 3’s ‘New Generation Thinkers’, 2013-14.
In the 1940s, Japan’s search for a national philosophy became a battle for existence. Did Zen ideas create the kamikaze?
Christian meditation may sound like an uneasy hybrid, but that awkwardness is hiding something important
Couched in kindness
Jakucho Setouchi is a revered nun and famous novelist, yet few know how psychoanalysis shaped her spiritual life