Religion in Japan

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Dezember 2010



A remarkable collection of essays explore different aspects of religion in Japan by an international team of contributors.


1. Notes on the kuji David Waterhouse; 2. The worship of Confucius in ancient Japan James McMullen; 3. An early anthropologist? Oe no Masafusa's A record of fox spirits Ivo Smits; 4. Religion in the life of Minamoto Yoritomo and the early Kamakura bakufu Martin Collcutt; 5. Rethinking Japanese folk religion: a study of Kumano Shugen Miyake Hitoshi; 6. Keeping the faith: bakuhan policy towards religions in seventeenth-century Japan Peter Nosco; 7. Heavenly affinities and discrepancies: Fr Leturdu's early ethnographic account of Okinawa (1846-8) Patrick Beillevaire; 8. Accommodating the alien: Okuni Takamasa and the religion of the Lord of Heaven John Breen; 9. Shinmeiaishinkai and the study of shamanism in contemporary Japanese religious life Helen Hardacre; 10. The Ainu iyomande and its evolution Fosco Maraini; 11. Mizuko kuyo: the re-production of the dead in contemporary Japan Elizabeth G. Harrison; 12. Pilgrimage as cult: the Shikoku pilgrimage as a window on Japanese religion Ian Reader; 13. The sacred power of wrapping Joy Hendry.


'Topics broached range from the Nara to the Heisei period, from folk religion to intellectual history, from religious state policy to private religious entrepreneurism, and from Okinawa to Hokkaido. As a result, the book will contain something to fascinate anyone with an interest in Japanese religion. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
EAN: 9780521550284
ISBN: 0521550289
Untertitel: 'University of Cambridge Orient'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2010
Seitenanzahl: 348 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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