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Christianity and Imperialism in Modern Japan (Soas Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan)


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Christianity and Imperialism in Modern Japan explores how Japanese Protestants engaged with the unsettling changes that resulted from Japan's emergence as a world power in the early 20th century. Through this analysis, the book offers a new perspective on the intersection of religion and imperialism in modern Japan.

Emily Anderson reassesses religion as a critical site of negotiation between the state and its subjects as part of Japan's emergence as a modern nation-state and colonial empire. The book shows how religion, including its adherents and the state's attempts to determine acceptable belief, is a necessary subject of study for a nuanced understanding of modern Japanese history.

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Emily Anderson is Assistant Professor of History at Washington State University, USA.

Table of Contents

1. Nationalism, the Imperial Rescript on Education, and the Quandary of Japanese
2. Cultivating the "New Man": Christianity for a Twentieth Century Empire
3. Settler Colonialists, Immigrants, and a "Christian Japan" on Both Sides of the Pacific
4. Theology of Liberation and a Mission of Control: The Kingdom of God for "Our New Korean Brethren"
5. After the March First Movement: The "Korean Problem" in Shanghai and Fengtian
6. Faith in Everyday Practice: Agrarian Evangelism in an Imperial Countryside
7. A Voice in the Wilderness: Kashiwagi's Vision for an Upside Down Japan

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Anderson, Emily
Bloomsbury Academic
Religion, Politics & State
Modern - 20th Century
World History-Asia
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9.2126 x 6.14173 in 1 lb

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