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Approaching the Moral Ideal: National Morality, the State, and “Dangerous Thought”

Richard M Reitan

in Making a Moral Society: Ethics and the State in Meiji Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832940
eISBN:
9780824870591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832940.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the national morality movement (kokumin dōtoku), a state-sponsored articulation of a “unique Japanese morality,” and its opposition to the so-called “dangerous thought.” ... More


Epilogue: The Ethics of Humanism and Moral Particularism in Twentieth-Century Japan

Richard M Reitan

in Making a Moral Society: Ethics and the State in Meiji Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832940
eISBN:
9780824870591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832940.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This epilogue situates the book's findings in a longer stream of history by outlining some of the conceptual linkages between the Meiji and later periods. It first considers the emergence of a ... More


Making a Moral Society: Ethics and the State in Meiji Japan

Richard M Reitan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832940
eISBN:
9780824870591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832940.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This innovative study of ethics in Meiji Japan (1868–1912) explores the intense struggle to define a common morality for the emerging nation-state. In the Social Darwinist atmosphere of the time, the ... 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


Brazil Counts on Its Sons for Redemption: Moral, Civic, and Countersubversive Education

Benjamin A. Cowan

in Securing Sex: Morality and Repression in the Making of Cold War Brazil

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627502
eISBN:
9781469627526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627502.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter Six investigates the impact of moralistic countersubversion in a more public arena: rightists’ push to mandate Moral and Civic Education as a broad counterattack designed to reach each and ... More


Intimate Violations: Gender, Family, and the of Trujillo, 1944–1961

Elizabeth S. Manley

in The Paradox of Paternalism: Women and the Politics of Authoritarianism in the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054292
eISBN:
9780813053042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054292.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 3 looks at women’s resistance activities on the island and in exile during the Trujillato, as well as the rhetoric that surrounded mothers and wives within the movement and argues that it was ... More


Conclusion

Jonathan Smyth

in Robespierre and the Festival of the Supreme Being: The Search for a Republican Morality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526103789
eISBN:
9781526120847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526103789.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Why did the whole idea and ethos of the Supreme Being disappear so quickly and completely? Was the reason that Robespierre took no steps to establish firmly his new moral system because he fatally ... More


A Contemporary Buddhist View of Shinto

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains an essay written by D. T. Suzuki in which he criticized Shinto, arguing that “the modern interpretation of Shinto” is different from the premodern religious tradition. Suzuki ... More


Confucian Traditions

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/9780824835521.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This section provides an overview of the Confucian traditions, with particular emphasis on their philosophical significance. It begins by discussing the role of Inoue Tetsujirō (1855–1944), the first ... More


The Exalted Nation: Proverbs 14:34 and the Characteristics of a Righteous People

Daniel L. Dreisbach

in Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199987931
eISBN:
9780190624286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987931.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Few ideas were more deeply embedded in the political theology of the American founding than the idea that a nation’s greatness or decline, prosperity or distress are inseparable from that nation’s ... More


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