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 Invocation of the Sage: The Ritual to Glorify the Emperor

Michel Mohr

in Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Theory in Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304671
eISBN:
9780199866861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304671.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 7 describes the history and contemporary standing of a political ritual practiced in most Japanese Zen monasteries and temples today. This hour long ritual—Shukushin (Invoking the Sage)—is ... More


What Causes Imperialism?

Robert Thomas Tierney

in Monster of the Twentieth Century: Kōtoku Shūsui and Japan's First Anti-Imperialist Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520286344
eISBN:
9780520961593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286344.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the third chapter I address Kōtoku’s diagnosis of the causes of imperialism. In contrast with Hobson and Lenin, Kōtoku focuses on the political, ideological, and psychological causes of ... More


The Nationalist Government’s Attitude toward Postwar Japan

Wu Sufeng

in Negotiating China's Destiny in World War II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804789660
eISBN:
9780804793117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789660.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

Wu Sufeng demonstrates that the policy of the Nationalists toward post-war Japan was based on the principle of ‘repaying aggression with kindness’, in stark contrast to US and British approaches. Wu ... More


Above the Clouds: Status Culture of the Modern Japanese Nobility

Takie Sugiyama Lebra

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076006
eISBN:
9780520911796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076006.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book provides an ethnographic study of the modern Japanese aristocracy. Established as a class at the beginning of the Meiji period, the kazoku ranked directly below the emperor and his family. ... More


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