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Empowering the Would-be Warrior: Bushidō and the Gendered Bodies of the Japanese Nation

Michele M Mason

in Recreating Japanese Men

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267374
eISBN:
9780520950320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267374.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The Japanese warrior’s powerful hold on the social imagination persists despite the vast and growing temporal, political, and cultural distance between the period of samurais and today. At the turn ... More


Samurai Baseball: The Popular Press and the Making of a National Pastime in Meiji and Taishō Japan

Christopher T. Keaveney

in Contesting the Myths of Samurai Baseball: Cultural Representations of Japan's National Pastime

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888455829
eISBN:
9789888455355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455829.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 1 provides both a background to baseball in Japan and to the origins of the concept of “Samurai baseball” that is central to the issues explored in this book. The first chapter also ... More


Ultranationalism, People’s Diplomacy, and the Phantom Tokyo Olympics

Jessamyn R. Abel

in The International Minimum: Creativity and Contradiction in Japan's Global Engagement, 1933-1964

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841072
eISBN:
9780824868086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841072.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1936, Tokyo won its bid to host the 1940 Summer Olympics. At a time of rising tension in Japan’s foreign relations, proponents of international cooperation both in and outside of the government ... More


Samurai Thought

James W. Heisig, Thomas P. Kasulis, and John C. Maraldo (eds)

in Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835521
eISBN:
9780824870270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835521.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This section provides an overview of samurai thought. One of the more complex issues in Japanese intellectual history is the question of whether there is such a thing as samurai philosophy, and if ... More


Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushidō in Modern Japan

Oleg Benesch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198706625
eISBN:
9780191778476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706625.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book examines the development of the ‘way of the samurai’ (bushidō), which is popularly viewed as a defining element of the Japanese national character and even the ‘soul of Japan’. Rather than ... More


Before Bushidō: Considering Samurai Thought and Identity

Oleg Benesch

in Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushidō in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198706625
eISBN:
9780191778476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706625.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter provides a broad historical overview of samurai thought and ethics before the 1880s. For over two hundred years until the middle of the nineteenth century, many samurai were critical of ... More


The Late Bushidō Boom, 1905–1914

Oleg Benesch

in Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushidō in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198706625
eISBN:
9780191778476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706625.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the second half of the bushidō boom, when bushidō became widely popular in Japan and abroad. It considers the processes by which ‘imperial bushidō’ ideology became firmly ... More


Nakae Tōju

Philip J. Ivanhoe

in Three Streams: Confucian Reflections on Learning and the Moral Heart-Mind in China, Korea, and Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190492014
eISBN:
9780190492038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492014.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

Nakae Tōju developed a distinctive philosophy centered on a novel conception of filial piety combined with a form of theism. He combined these themes with neo-Confucian metaphysics, native Shintō ... More


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