Ideology and Christianity in Japan

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-09
  • Publisher: Routledge

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"Demonstrating hitherto ignored links in Japanese history between modern and early-modern, and between religious and political elements, this book will appeal to students and scholars of Japanese history, religion, and politics."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Kiri Paramore is Assistant Professor in Japanese History at Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Japanese Christian thought: doctrinal diversity or civilizational clash?p. 10
Japanese Confucianism and Japanese Christianity: parallels and interactionsp. 34
Early Tokugawa anti-Christian discourse: proclamations, populist literature and diplomacyp. 52
Attacking non-Christian 'Christians': ideological uses of early Tokugawa anti-Christian discoursep. 78
Mid- and late Tokugawa anti-Christian discourse: continuity and changep. 103
Meiji anti-Christian discourse: modern national ideology and conservatismp. 131
Conclusionp. 161
Notesp. 167
Select bibliographyp. 200
Indexp. 221
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