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Ideology and Christianity in Japan.

9780415443562

Ideology and Christianity in Japan.

Paramore, Kiri.

Routledge

2009

230 pages

$150.00

Hardcover

Routledge/Leiden series in modern East Asian politics and history

BR1306

The political dimensions of the anti-Christian discourse in Japan during the decline of the Tokugawa shogunate in the late 1880s and early 1890s are well studied, says Paramore (Japanese history, Leiden U., The Netherlands), but the earlier phase of anti-Christian sentiment during the early and middle 1600s is generally interpreted in terms of conflict between eastern and western religious traditions. He looks at both, asking such questions as whether the earlier discourse was a forerunner of the second and if not how it was different, whether the earlier discourse played an ideological role in the Tokugawa period and if so how it was linked to the objectives of the regime or its members, and what if any links were there between Tokugawa and Meiji anti-Christian discourse and their ideological roles.

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