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New Approaches to Asian History: Religion and the Making of Modern East Asia Series Number 8 (Hardback)
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New Approaches to Asian History: Religion and the Making of Modern East Asia Series Number 8 (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 25/04/2011
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Religious ideas and actors have shaped Asian cultural practices for millennia and have played a decisive role in charting the course of its history. In this engaging and informative book, Thomas David DuBois sets out to explain how religion has influenced the political, social, and economic transformation of Asia from the fourteenth century to the present. Crossing a broad terrain from Tokyo to Tibet, the book highlights long-term trends and key moments, such as the expulsion of Catholic missionaries from Japan, or the Taiping Rebellion in China, when religion dramatically transformed the political fate of a nation. Contemporary chapters reflect on the wartime deification of the Japanese emperor, Marxism as religion, the persecution of the Dalai Lama, and the fate of Asian religion in a globalized world.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107008090
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 19 mm


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'DuBois provides a fresh look at East Asian history that establishes religion's rightful place therein for a broader audience. His study is highly informative and provides intriguing and insightful details for both specialists and non-specialists.' Thoralf Klein, Journal of Chinese Religions
"DuBois provides a fresh look at East Asian history that establishes religion's rightful place therein for a broader audience. His study is highly informative and provides intriguing and insightful details for both specialists and non-specialists." Thoralf Klein, Journal of Chinese Religions

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