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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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Preface
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
Glossary
Timeline of dynasties and major events
Suggestions for further reading
Index