Essays on the Modern Japanese Church: Christianity in Meiji Japan

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Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 1999 - History - 196 pages
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Essays on the Modern Japanese Church published in 1906, was the first Japanese-language history of Christianity in the Meiji period. A firsthand account of the role Christianity played in the social, political, and intellectual life of Meiji Japan, Essays describes the reintroduction of Christianity to Japan -- its development, rapid expansion, and decline. Yamaji's overall argument is that Christianity played a crucial role in shaping the growth of modern Japan.

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A. Hamish Ion, a specialist in modern Japanese history, currently teaches in the History Department at the Royal Military College of Canada.

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