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Religion and the Making of Modern East Asia

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ISBN-10: 1107400406

ISBN-13: 9781107400405

Edition: 2011

Authors: Thomas David DuBois

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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/18/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Thomas David DuBois is Associate Professor of History at the National University of Singapore. He is the author of Sacred Village: Social Change and Religious Life in Rural North China (2005) and the editor of Casting Faiths: Imperialism and the Transformation of Religion in East and Southeast Asia (2009).

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In the beginning: Religion and history
Ming China: The fourteenth century's new world order
Religious foundations of late imperial China
The emperor monk: Zhu Yuanzhang and the new Confucian state
The Buddha and the shogun in sixteenth-century Japan
Religious foundations of medieval Japan
Burning monks: The assault on Buddhism
Opportunities lost: The failure of Christianity, 1550-1750
The Society of Jesus comes to Asia
The roots of conflict and the long road home
Buddhism: Incarnations and reincarnations
Bodhisattvas and barbarians: Buddhism in Ming and Qing China
The gilded cage: Funerary Buddhism during the Tokugawa
Samurai and nothingness: Zen and the Japanese warrior elite
Apocalypse now
Why the world keeps ending
The White Lotus: Six centuries of Chinese heresy, 1360-1860
Out of the twilight: Religion and the late nineteenth century
Fists of Justice and Harmony: Christian mission and the last stand of Chinese traditionalism
Kill the Buddha! Shinto and the new traditionalism of Meiji Japan
Into the abyss: Religion and the road to disaster during the early twentieth century
Toward Confucian fascism: China searches for direction
Spirit of the rising sun: Japanese religious militarism
Brave new world: Religion in the reinvention of postwar Asia
Opiate of the masses: Why Marxism opposes religion
The people's faith: How religion survived China's socialist paradise
The peace paradigm and search for meaning in Japan
The globalization of Asian religion
Timeline of dynasties and major events
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