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Useful Buddhism, 1868–1945

Christopher Ives

in Imperial-Way Zen: Ichikawa Hakugen's Critique and Lingering Questions for Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833312
eISBN:
9780824870126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833312.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides an overview of the actions and ideology that characterized Imperial-Way Buddhism from the Meiji Restoration up to 1945. During these years, Japanese religious history is divided ... More


Democracy from the Battlefield

Ethan Mark

in Grassroots Fascism: The War Experience of the Japanese People

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165686
eISBN:
9780231538596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165686.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter contains reflections from various people as they come to terms with Japan's defeat in the aftermath of World War II. There is a general sense of ambivalence among the Japanese during ... More


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