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Author Skya, Walter.

Title Japan's holy war : the ideology of radical Shintō ultranationalism / Walter A. Skya
Published Durham : Duke University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 387 pages)
Series Asia-pacific
Contents From constitutional monarchy to absolutist theory -- Hozumi Yatsuka : the religious völkish family-state -- Minobe Tatsukichi : the secularization of politics -- Kita Ikki: a social-democratic critique of absolute monarchy -- The rise of mass nationalism -- Uesugi Shinkichi : the emperor and the masses -- Kakehi Katsuhiko : the Japanese emperor state at the center of the Shintō cosmology -- Radical Shintō ultranationalism and its triumph in the early Shōwa period -- Terrorism in the land of the gods -- Orthodoxation of a holy war
Summary This is a work of history documenting the late 19th- and early 20th-century transformation of State Shinto into a radical ideology that ultimately drove Japan into a holy war against Western civilization
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-377) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Nationalism -- Japan -- Religious aspects.
Religion and state -- Japan -- History -- 1868-
Shinto and state -- History -- 1868-
Sovereignty -- Religious aspects.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0822392461 (electronic bk.)
9780822392460 (electronic bk.)