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The Resource Practical pursuits : religion, politics, and personal cultivation in nineteenth-century Japan, Janine Tasca Sawada

Practical pursuits : religion, politics, and personal cultivation in nineteenth-century Japan, Janine Tasca Sawada

Label
Practical pursuits : religion, politics, and personal cultivation in nineteenth-century Japan
Title
Practical pursuits
Title remainder
religion, politics, and personal cultivation in nineteenth-century Japan
Statement of responsibility
Janine Tasca Sawada
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The idea that personal cultivation leads to social and material well-being became widespread in late Tokugawa Japan (1600-1868). Practical Pursuits explores theories of personal development that were diffused in the early nineteenth century by a network of religious groups in the Edo (Tokyo) area, and explains how, after the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the leading members of these communities went on to create ideological coalitions inspired by the pursuit of a modern form of cultivation. Variously engaged in divination, Shinto purification rituals, and Zen practice, these individuals ultimately used informal political associations to promote the Confucian-style assumption that personal improvement is the basis for national prosperity. This wide-ranging yet painstakingly researched study represents a new direction in historical analysis. Where previous scholarship has used large conceptual units like Confucianism and Buddhism as its main actors and has emphasized the discontinuities in Edo and Meiji religious life, Sawada addresses the history of religion in nineteenth-century Japan at the level of individuals and small groups. She employs personal cultivation as an interpretive system, crossing familiar boundaries to consider complex linguistic, philosophical, and social interconnections
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sawada, Janine Anderson
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion and politics
  • Religion et politique
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • HISTORY
  • Religion and politics
  • Japan
  • Godsdiensten
  • Religion
  • Politik
  • Religiöses Leben
  • Geschichte 1800-1900
  • Japan
Label
Practical pursuits : religion, politics, and personal cultivation in nineteenth-century Japan, Janine Tasca Sawada
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-368) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fertility of dead words -- Divination as cultivation -- Breathing as purification -- The parameters of learning -- Practical learning in the meditation hall -- Koji Zen -- Shifting boundaries in the sangha -- The great synthesis -- Enlightened conservatives -- The enemy within
Control code
ocn875895206
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 387 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824863999
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62nqjr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875895206
Label
Practical pursuits : religion, politics, and personal cultivation in nineteenth-century Japan, Janine Tasca Sawada
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-368) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fertility of dead words -- Divination as cultivation -- Breathing as purification -- The parameters of learning -- Practical learning in the meditation hall -- Koji Zen -- Shifting boundaries in the sangha -- The great synthesis -- Enlightened conservatives -- The enemy within
Control code
ocn875895206
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 387 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824863999
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62nqjr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875895206

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