Presenting Japanese Buddhism to the West: Orientalism, Occidentalism, and the Columbian Exposition

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2003 - Religion - 351 pages
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Snodgrass challenges the predominant view that Asian cultures are objectified and understood strictly through Western ideas. Based on a detailed examination of presentations by Japanese Buddhists at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893, Sn
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Japan Faces the West
16
Christianity and American Imperialism
45
Securing the Truth
65
Buddhism as the Other of Christianity
85
Chapter 5 Buddhism and Modernity in Meiji Japan
115
Chapter 6 Buddhist Revival and Japanese Nationalism
137
Henry Steel Olcott in Japan
155
The Chicago Project
172
Chapter 9 Defining Eastern Buddhism
198
Buddhism and Monist Mission
222
Carus in Translation
245
A Postscript
259
NOTES
279
BIBLIOGRAPHY
323
INDEX
345
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Judith Snodgrass is senior lecturer in Japanese history at the University of Western Sydney in Australia. She also edits the journal "Japanese Studies.

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