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Harvard East Asian Monographs 351

Buddhism, Unitarianism, and the Meiji Competition for Universality

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674066946

Publication Date: 06/30/2014


346 pages

6 x 9 inches

10 black and white photographs

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  • List of Figures*
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Note on Conventions
  • Timeline of Unitarianism in Japan
  • I. Seeds and Transplant
    • 1. Setting the Stage
    • 2. The Advent of the Unitarians in Japan
    • 3. The Wavering of Early Japanese Support
  • II. Bloom and Tensions
    • 4. Inspired Buddhist Intellectuals
    • 5. Japanese Students at Harvard and the Waseda Connection
    • 6. Involvement in the Labor Movement
  • III. Fracture and Rebuttals
    • 7. Dispatching the Hatchet Man
    • 8. Discordant Voices
    • 9. The Counterexample of Shaku Sōen
  • Epilogue: Reexamining the Universalizing Channels
  • List of Characters
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • * Figures
    • 1. Timeline of Unitarianism in Japan
    • 2. MacCauley’s portrait of September 1916
    • 3. Takano Iwasaburō in Unity Hall, December 1918
    • 4. Unity Hall general view
    • 5. Two photographs of Kishimoto Nobuta in quiet sitting
    • 6. Kishimoto Nobuta’s transformation
    • 7. Okada Torajirō
    • 8. Yūaikai members in Unity Hall, ca. 1918
    • 9. Group of Delegates to the Meeting of the International Congress, Boston, 1920
    • 10. Shaku Sōen in front of the Manshūkan in October 1912

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