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The Resource Against harmony : progressive and radical Buddhism in modern Japan, James Mark Shields

Against harmony : progressive and radical Buddhism in modern Japan, James Mark Shields

Label
Against harmony : progressive and radical Buddhism in modern Japan
Title
Against harmony
Title remainder
progressive and radical Buddhism in modern Japan
Statement of responsibility
James Mark Shields
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Against Harmony' traces the history of progressive and radical experiments in Japanese Buddhist thought practice from the mid-Meiji period through the early Showa period. Perhaps the two best representations of progressive Buddhism during this time were the New Buddhist Fellowship (1899-1915) and the Youth League for Revitalizing Buddhism (1931-1936), both non-sectarian, lay movements well-versed in both classical Buddhist texts and Western philosophy and religion. Their work effectively collapsed commonly held distinctions between religion, philosophy, ethics, politics, and economics. Unlike many others of their day, they did not regard the novel forces of modernization as problematic and disruptive, but as opportunities. James Mark Shields examines the intellectual genealogy and alternative visions of progressive and radical Buddhism in the decades leading up to the Pacific War. Exposing the variety in the conceptions and manifestations of progress, reform, and modernity in this period, he outlines their important implications for postwar and contemporary Buddhism in Japan and elsewhere
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
294.30952/09034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ695
LC item number
.S55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Against harmony : progressive and radical Buddhism in modern Japan, James Mark Shields
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-387) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The many faces of Meiji Buddhist enlightenment -- Unification and spiritual activism: Murakami and Manshi -- Warp & Woof: the new Buddhist discovery of society -- Zen & the art of treason: renegade priests of late Meiji -- Anarcho-Buddhist utopia: Taisho Tolstoyans -- Extremes meet: radical Buddhists of early Showa
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 404 pages
Isbn
9780190664022
Isbn Type
(epub)
Lccn
2016033062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958066420
Label
Against harmony : progressive and radical Buddhism in modern Japan, James Mark Shields
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-387) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The many faces of Meiji Buddhist enlightenment -- Unification and spiritual activism: Murakami and Manshi -- Warp & Woof: the new Buddhist discovery of society -- Zen & the art of treason: renegade priests of late Meiji -- Anarcho-Buddhist utopia: Taisho Tolstoyans -- Extremes meet: radical Buddhists of early Showa
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 404 pages
Isbn
9780190664022
Isbn Type
(epub)
Lccn
2016033062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958066420

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