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Harvard East Asian Monographs 365

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Religion and State Formation in Meiji Japan

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$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674491991

Publication Date: 06/02/2014


340 pages

6 x 9 inches

3 halftones

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  • List of Figures
  • Acknowledgments
  • Note to the Reader
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Crisis of Conversion in Restoration Japan, 1868–1872
  • 2. Religion and Diplomacy in a Semicolonial World, 1853–1873
  • 3. Civilizing Faith and Subjectified Religion, 1872–1877
  • 4. Seeking a “Religious Settlement,” 1877–1884
  • 5. The Religious Constitution of Meiji Japan, 1888–1900
  • Conclusion: Assembling Religion in Meiji Japan
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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