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Shimaji Mokurai and the Reconception of Religion and the Secular in Modern Japan

Author: Krämer.
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
Summary:
Religion is at the heart of such ongoing political debates in Japan as the constitutionality of official government visits to Yasukuni Shrine, yet the very categories that frame these debates, namely religion and the secular, entered the Japanese language less than 150 years ago. To think of religion as a Western imposition, as something alien to Japanese reality, however, would be simplistic. As this in-depth study  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Named Person: Mokurai Shimaji; Mokurai Shimaji
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Krämer.
ISBN: 9780824857219 0824857216 9780824851538 0824851536
OCLC Number: 1091467917
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Chapter 1: Categorizing Religion in Early Modern Japan --
Chapter 2: Early Meiji Buddhism and the Shintoist Challenge --
Chapter 3: From "Sectarian Teaching" to "Religion" --
Chapter 4: Western Sources of Knowledge --
Chapter 5: The Long History of Religion's Opposites: "The Secular" and "Secularization" --
Conclusion --
Appendix: Shimaji Mokurai, "Critique of the Three Standards of Instruction" (1872) --
Notes --
Character Glossary --
Bibliography --
Index.

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This in-depth study shows that religion and the secular were critically reconceived in Japan by Japanese who had their own interests and traditions as well as those received in their encounters with  Read more...

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