Kenneth Valencich is originally from Wildomar, California. He is currently a M.A. student majoring in Japanese Religious History. He received two B.A. degrees from the University of California, Riverside in 2013 for Asian Languages and Cultures (Japanese track), as well as Creative Writing. His major research interests include the interplay between religion and militarism in Japanese history, both medieval and modern, Honganji Buddhism, as well as Japanese history, politics, and religion between 1420 and 1946.
An introduction to Buddhism as both a religion and an array of cultural traditions, with emphasis on its various contributions to the formation of the South, Central, Southeast, and East Asian civilizations.