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Author Zhong, Yijiang, author.

Title The origin of modern Shinto in Japan : the vanquished gods of Izumo / Yijiang Zhong.

Publication Info. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 260 pages).
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Series Bloomsbury Shinto Studies
Bloomsbury Shinto studies.
Summary "Yijiang Zhong analyses the formation of Shinto as a complex and diverse religious tradition in early modern Japan, 1600-1868. Highlighting the role of the god Okuninushi and the mythology centered on the Izumo Shrine in western Japan as part of this process, he shows how and why this god came to be ignored in State Shinto in the modern period. In doing so, Zhong moves away from the traditional understanding of Shinto history as something completely internal to the nation of Japan, and instead situates the formation of Shinto within a larger geopolitical context involving intellectual and political developments in the East Asian region and the role of western colonial expansion. The Origin of Modern Shinto in Japan draws extensively on primary source materials in Japan, many of which were only made available to the public less than a decade ago and have not yet been studied. Source materials analysed include shrine records and object materials, contemporary written texts, official materials from the national and provincial levels, and a broad range of visual sources based on contemporary prints, drawings, photographs and material culture"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Resurrecting the Great Lord of the Land, 1653-1667 -- The month without the gods, 1600-1871 -- True pillar of the soul, 1792-1846 -- Converting Japan, 1825-1875 -- Competing ways of the gods, 1872-1889 -- Conclusion the Izumo gods, nation, and empire.
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Subject Shinto -- History -- To 1868.
Chronological Term To 1868
Subject Ōkuninushi no kami.
Ōkuninushi no kami.
Japan -- Religion -- 1600-1868.
Chronological Term 1600-1868
Subject Oriental religions.
History of religion.
RELIGION -- Shintoism.
HISTORY -- Asia -- Japan.
RELIGION -- History.
RELIGION -- Buddhism -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Added Author Rambelli, Fabio, author.
Other Form: Print version: Zhong, Yijiang. Origin of modern Shinto in Japan. London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PIc, 2016 9781474271080 (DLC) 2016016231 (OCoLC)920451369
ISBN 9781474271103 (electronic book)
1474271103 (electronic book)
9781474271097 (epub)
147427109X (epub)
9781474271080 (hardback)
1474271081 (hardback)
9781350066540 (paperback)
1350066540 (paperback)