Shinto Shrines PDF
It is an amazing Religion book written by Karli Shimizu and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 06 October 2022 with total pages 261. Read book in PDF, EPUB and Kindle directly from your devices anywhere anytime. Click Download button to get Overseas Shinto Shrines book now. This site is like a library, Use search box to get ebook that you want.
- Author : Karli Shimizu
- Release Date : 06 October 2022
- Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
- Genre : Religion
- Pages : 261
- ISBN 13 : 9781350235014
- Total Download : 153
- File Size : 49,9 Mb
Overseas Shinto Shrines PDF Summary
Through extensive use of primary resources and fieldwork, this detailed study examines overseas Shinto shrines and their complex role in the colonization and modernization of newly Japanese lands and subjects. Shinto shrines became one of the most visible symbols of Japanese imperialism in the early 20th century. From 1868 to 1945, shrines were constructed by both the government and Japanese migrants across the Asia-Pacific region, from Sakhalin to Taiwan, and from China to the Americas. Drawing on theories about the constructed nature of the modern categories of 'religion' and the 'secular', this book argues that modern Shinto shrines were largely conceived and treated as secular sites within a newly invented Japanese secularism, and that they played an important role in communicating changed conceptions of space, time and ethics in imperial subjects. Providing an example of the invention of a non-Western secularity, this book contributes to our understanding of the relationship between religion, secularism and the construction of the modern state.