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Early Meiji Buddhism and the Shintoist Challenge

Hans Martin Krämer

in Shimaji Mokurai and the Reconception of Religion and the Secular in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851538
eISBN:
9780824868079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851538.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter looks at the events of the early 1870s, which provide the context for the modern Japanese word for “religion,” shūkyō. The first element of the new term, shū, was in fact the most ... More


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