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A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism offers a comprehensive, nuanced, and chronological account of the evolution of Buddhist religion in Japan from the sixth century to the present day.

  • Traces each period of Japanese history to reveal the complex and often controversial histories of Japanese Buddhists and their unfolding narratives
  • Examines relevant social, political, and transcultural contexts, and places an emphasis on Japanese Buddhist discourses and material culture
  • Addresses the increasing competition between Buddhist, Shinto, and Neo-Confucian world-views through to the mid-nineteenth century
  • Informed by the most recent research, including the latest Japanese and Western scholarship
  • Illustrates the richness and complexity of Japanese Buddhism as a lived religion, offering readers a glimpse into the development of this complex and often misunderstood tradition
  • ISBN13: 9781405167000
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Pubilcation Year: 2015
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00314
Specifications
FormatHardcover
SeriesWiley-Blackwell Guides to Buddhism
Series Volume Number1
Publication DateJune 15, 2015

A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism

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