Ideology and Christianity in Japan

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Taylor & Francis, 2009 - 230 頁

Ideology and Christianity in Japan shows the major role played by Christian-related discourse in the formation of early-modern and modern Japanese political ideology.

The book traces a history development of anti-Christian ideas in Japan from the banning of Christianity by the Tokugawa shogunate in the early 1600s, to the use of Christian and anti-Christian ideology in the construction of modern Japanese state institutions at the end of the 1800s. Kiri Paramore recasts the history of Christian-related discourse in Japan in a new paradigm showing its influence on modern thought and politics and demonstrates the direct links between the development of ideology in the modern Japanese state, and the construction of political thought in the early Tokugawa shogunate.

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.

 

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Outline
5
contrasting genres
12
hierarchy faith and sin
18
Confucianism meets Christ
25
Christianity in Japan a broad church
31
two discourses
37
elements of continuity
45
proclamations
52
ideological uses
78
modern national
131
Conclusion
161
Notes
167
Select bibliography
200
Index
221
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關於作者 (2009)

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

The Netherlands. He received his PhD in 2006 from the University of Tokyo.

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