Ideology And Christianity In Japan

Author: Kiri Paramore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134067666
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Ideology and Christianity in Japan shows the major role played by Christian-related discourse in the formation of early-modern and modern Japanese political ideology. The book traces a history development of anti-Christian ideas in Japan from the banning of Christianity by the Tokugawa shogunate in the early 1600s, to the use of Christian and anti-Christian ideology in the construction of modern Japanese state institutions at the end of the 1800s. Kiri Paramore recasts the history of Christian-related discourse in Japan in a new paradigm showing its influence on modern thought and politics and demonstrates the direct links between the development of ideology in the modern Japanese state, and the construction of political thought in the early Tokugawa shogunate. Demonstrating hitherto ignored links in Japanese history between modern and early-modern, and between religious and political elements this book will appeal to students and scholars of Japanese history, religion and politics.

Mass Media Consumerism And National Identity In Postwar Japan

Author: Martyn David Smith
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350030775
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Mass Media, Consumerism and National Identity in Postwar Japan addresses Japan's evolving nationalism and national identity in relation to its newly rising consumerism during the two decades from 1952 to 1972, through a study of the transformation of the print media and the market for weekly and monthly magazines. Martyn Smith argues that the transformation of the print media in the 1950s and 1960s expanded the possibilities for social, individual and national identities in Japan. From the late 1950s, the growth in the market for weekly magazines was fuelled by the huge potential for advertising revenue, the rapid development of the Japanese economy, and the necessity for the growth of a consumer society. This resulted in the merging of national identity with individual subjectivity – which this book describes as 'national subjectivity' – as the Japanese media promoted individual consumption to aid the recovery of the Japanese nation as a whole. Examining housewife magazines such as Fujin Koron, Fujin no Tomo and Fujin Gaho, as well as news magazines such as Mainichi Graph and Asahi Graph, and publications aimed at young people – Shukan Heibon and Heibon Punch – Smith shows how the relationship of nationalism to everyday life is best understood by taking into account the changing nature of consumption in the period. By presenting an alternative to the traditional 'top-down' narrative of state-driven economic nationalism, this book therefore makes a unique contribution to the study of postwar Japanese history and Japanese nationalism.

The Oxford Handbook Of Christianity In Asia

Author: Felix Wilfred
Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)
ISBN: 0199329060
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This Handbook explores the world of Asian Christianity and its manifold expressions, including worship, theology, spirituality, inter-religious relations, interventions in society, and mission. The volume's contributors' deconstruct many of the widespread misconceptions and interpretations of Christianity in Asia. The essays analyze how the spread of Christianity in Asia is linked with the socio-political and cultural processes of colonization, decolonization, modernization, democratization, identity construction of social groups, and various social movements. With a particular focus on inter-religious encounters and the theological and spiritual paradigms emerging in the continent, the volume provides alternative frames for understanding the phenomenon of conversion and shows how the scriptures of other religious traditions are used in the practice of Christianity in Asia. The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia draws insightful conclusions on the historical, contemporary, and future trajectory of its subject by combining the contributions of scholars in a wide variety of disciplines, including theology, sociology, history, political science, and cultural studies.

Japan

Author: Conrad Totman
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1848851162
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From the outset, society in Japan has been shaped by its environmental context. The lush green mountainous archipelago of today supports a population of over 127 million people and one of the most advanced economies in the world. How has this come about? At what environmental cost? Conrad Totman, one of the world's foremost scholars on Japan, here provides a comprehensive and detailed account of the country's environmental history, from its beginnings to the present day. What makes the Japanese story particularly instructive is that the country's boundaries are uncommonly clear and the nature, timing, and extent of external influences on its history are unusually identifiable. The Japanese experience, therefore, not only yields important insights into the processes of environmental history, it offers important lessons for the wider environmental history of the planet.

Author: Steven Runciman
Publisher: Metaichmio Publications
ISBN: 6180311811
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Το κλασικό έργο Βυζαντινός Πολιτισµός (1933) του Steven Runciman, ενός από τους σηµαντικότερους βυζαντινολόγους του 20ού αιώνα, είναι ένα πλήρες αν και συνοπτικό πανόραµα της Βυζαντινής Ιστορίας, από την ίδρυση της Κωνσταντινούπολης τον 4ο αιώνα έως την άλωσή της από τους Οθωµανούς το 1453. Επί αιώνες οι ιστορικοί της ∆ύσης αντιµετώπιζαν τον βυζαντινό πολιτισµό ως κατώτερο από τον αρχαίο ελληνικό και τον ρωµαϊκό, αλλά και από µεταγενέστερους πολιτισµούς της δυτικής Ευρώπης. Ο Steven Runciman ήταν από τους πρώτους που αµφισβήτησαν αυτή την άποψη, αναδεικνύοντας όχι µόνον τον ιδιαίτερο χαρακτήρα της Βυζαντινής Αυτοκρατορίας αλλά και τα επιτεύγµατά της σε ποικίλα πεδία. Στο βιβλίο αυτό, µε διεισδυτικότητα και µε κριτικό πνεύµα, ο συγγραφέας προσεγγίζει θέµατα όπως η κρατική δοµή και η διοίκηση στο Βυζάντιο, ο ρόλος της θρησκείας και της Εκκλησίας, ο στρατός και η διπλωµατία, η οικονοµική και κοινωνική ζωή, η εκπαίδευση, η λογοτεχνία και οι καλές τέχνες, οι σχέσεις της Βυζαντινής Αυτοκρατορίας µε άλλους λαούς αλλά και µε το Ισλάµ και τη ∆ύση.

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Author: Brooke Foss 1825-1901 Ed Westcott
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781371671815
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Author: Ελενα Φραγκάκη-Syrett
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ISBN: 9789608405189
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