Kokutai - Political Shintô from Early-Modern to Contemporary Japan

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dc.contributor.author Antoni, Klaus
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-17T09:15:25Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-17T09:15:25Z
dc.date.issued 2016-03
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-946552-00-0
dc.identifier.other 462648907 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/68861
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-688612 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-10278
dc.description.abstract The history of modern Japan begins with a paradox. This period’s axiomatic starting point, the Meiji Restoration of 1868, was marked by intentions which, in further consideration, appear anything but modern: the restoration of seemingly archaic imperial rule. This apparent contradiction cannot be overlooked in any examination of the foundations of modern Japan and its concept of government. Over the course of the Meiji period, this traditionalistic idea was implemented in a comprehensive, religiously and politically based concept of government that postulated a uniquely Japanese »national polity« (kokutai). This idea, being based on earlier political Shintô thought, formed the official and binding Japanese concept and ideology of the modern state, in which the institution of the emperor served as the metaphysical and mythical core of the national family. So it must be doubted that the ideology of political Shintô was an invention of modern times, as many scholars of modern Japan believe. In particular, the centrally important relationship between Shintô and Confucianism must be taken into account, as well as the highly relevant but complicated topic of nativism. In this sense the Japanese case also provides an extremely valuable example for comparative analysis of religion and politics in general. The study presented here consists of a revised and enlarged translation of the author’s former work (in German): „Shintô und die Konzeption des japanischen Nationalwesens (kokutai). Der religiöse Traditionalismus in Neuzeit und Moderne Japans.“ (Leiden: Brill 1998). For the sake of a general distribution of publicly funded research and thus in accordance with the so called Open Access principles, this book is published and distributed freely by the University of Tübingen. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
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dc.subject.classification Schintoismus , Japan , Politische Religion , Konfuzianismus de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 200 de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 290 de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 950 de_DE
dc.subject.other Shinto en
dc.subject.other political religion en
dc.subject.other kokutai en
dc.subject.other confucianism en
dc.subject.other Japanese intellectual history en
dc.subject.other Japanese nationalism en
dc.title Kokutai - Political Shintô from Early-Modern to Contemporary Japan en
dc.type Book de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Asien- und Orientwissenschaften de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE


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