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Author Josephson, Jason Ānanda

Title The invention of religion in Japan / Jason Ānanda Josephson
Published Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012, ©2012

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 387 pages)
Contents The marks of heresy : organizing difference in premodern Japan -- Heretical anthropology -- The arrival of religion -- The science of the gods -- Formations of the Shinto secular -- Taming demons -- Inventing Japanese religion -- Religion within the limits
Summary Throughout its long history, Japan had no concept of what we call "religion." There was no corresponding Japanese word, nor anything close to its meaning. But when American warships appeared off the coast of Japan in 1853 and forced the Japanese government to sign treaties demanding, among other things, freedom of religion, the country had to contend with this Western idea. In this book, Jason Ananda Josephson reveals how Japanese officials invented religion in Japan and traces the sweeping intellectual, legal, and cultural changes that followed. More than a tale of oppre
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-379) and index
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Subject Religion and state -- Japan -- History -- 19th century
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Political Advocacy.
Religion
Religion and state
Religion
Staat
Shintō
Meiji-Zeit
Religion och samhälle -- historia.
Japan -- Religion -- History -- 19th century
Japan -- History -- Meiji period, 1868-1912.
Japan
Japan
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780226412351
0226412350
1283622742
9781283622745
9786613935199
6613935190