Religion and National Identity in the Japanese Context

ab 20,90 

Klaus Antoni ; Hiroshi Kubota ; Johann Nawrocki ; Michael Wachutka (eds.)

ISBN 978-3-8258-6043-4
Band-Nr. 5
Jahr 2002
Seiten 304
Bindung broschiert
Reihe BUNKA – WENHUA. Tübinger Ostasiatische Forschungen.

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The subject of Religion and National Identity in
the Japanese Context focuses upon the relationship between
religion and socio-cultural or socio-political aspects in
the history of religions in Japan.

Religious and ideological justifications in the course of
forming a political and national identity, and the mutual
relation between political, national and cultural issues can
be noticed in every region of the world before the onset of
secularization processes, but also in modern nation-states
today. In Japan as well, just like in most modern societies,
political, cultural and religious elements are closely
interrelated. In a comparative approach the sixteen papers
in this volume elucidate the intellectual undercurrent in
Japanese history of putting positive perspectives on
national achievements and cultural-religious uniqueness into
service of establishing and refurbishing a national

Klaus Antoni ist Professor für Japanologie an
der Universität Tübingen.