Shinto und die Konzeption des Japanischen Nationalwesens, Kokutai

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BRILL, 1998 - Social Science - 426 pages
The subject of this volume is the historical development of shinto and national thought in premodern and modern Japan. After examining the first instances of shinto-confucian syncretism in the early Edo period, the author investigates the function of shinto as a religious system to legitimize political power and explores how during the late Edo period this culminates in the concept of a specific Japanese "national polity"("kokutai"). Though the main caesurae in the process of modern Japanese history (e.g. Meiji restoration and the end of the Pacific War in 1945) play a dominant role in this context, the author points out that the main historical, religious and ideological "continuities" are of much greater importance; The ideas and concepts elaborated by shinto thinkers during the Edo period became reality in modern Japan.
 

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Contents

Resümee
39
INHALTSVERZEICHNIS
48
Yoshida
67
Nobuyoshi
88
Das religiöse Leben des Volkes
94
japanischen Reiche überhaupt
113
Restauration
131
kokugaku und das Bild Chinas
151
des Inoue Tetsujirö
218
nach ShintöRitus
239
Religion Ideologie und Traditionalismus
245
TAISHÖ UND FRÜHE SHÖWAZEIT
257
SPÄTE SHÖWA UND HEISEIZEIT
319
no shösho
327
Die YasukuniDebatte
336
Kokutai und Nihonjinron
366

MEIJIRESTAURATION UND MEIJIZEIT
174
Shintö als Staatsreligion in der frühen MeijiZeit
180
und Buddhas
189
Staatsreligion?
208
KULTURDEBATTE
374
Shintö die Nationalreligion Japans?
382
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About the author (1998)

Klaus Antoni, born 1953, is Professor of Japanese Studies in Trier with main interest in the history of Japanese religions and ideas. He published a series of works especially on the relationship of shinto and Japanese national thought.

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