Religion and the Making of Modern East Asia (New Approaches by Thomas David DuBois PDF

By Thomas David DuBois

spiritual principles and actors have formed Asian cultural practices for millennia and feature performed a decisive function in charting the process its background. during this attractive and informative ebook, Thomas David DuBois units out to provide an explanation for how faith has prompted the political, social, and financial transformation of Asia from the fourteenth century to the current. Crossing a huge terrain from Tokyo to Tibet, the publication highlights long term developments and key moments, similar to the expulsion of Catholic missionaries from Japan, or the Taiping uprising in China, whilst faith dramatically remodeled the political destiny of a state. modern chapters ponder the wartime deification of the japanese emperor, Marxism as faith, the persecution of the Dalai Lama, and the destiny of Asian faith in a globalized world.

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