Christianity and Imperialism in Modern Japan: Empire for God by Emily AndersonChristianity and Imperialism in Modern Japan: Empire for God by Emily Anderson

Christianity and Imperialism in Modern Japan: Empire for God

byEmily AndersonEditorChristopher Gerteis

Paperback | April 21, 2016

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Christianity and Imperialism in Modern Japan explores how Japanese Protestants engaged with the unsettling changes that resulted from Japan's emergence as a world power in the early 20th century. Through this analysis, the book offers a new perspective on the intersection of religion and imperialism in modern Japan. Emily Anderson reassesses religion as a critical site of negotiation between the state and its subjects as part of Japan's emergence as a modern nation-state and colonial empire. The book shows how religion, including its adherents and the state's attempts to determine acceptable belief, is a necessary subject of study for a nuanced understanding of modern Japanese history.
Emily Anderson is Assistant Professor of History at Washington State University, USA.
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Title:Christianity and Imperialism in Modern Japan: Empire for GodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:April 21, 2016Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1474282768

ISBN - 13:9781474282765

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Table of Contents

Introduction: All Roads Lead to Annaka: The Place of Imperial Christianity in Japan's Modern History 1. The Problem of Two Masters: The Imperial Rescript on Education and the Quandary of Japanese Christians 2. Fields Ready for Harvest: Russo-Japanese War as Holy War 3. Nation without Borders: Casting a Vision for a Transnational Church 4. Making Koreans Japanese: A Gospel for Japan's New Colonial Subjects 5. After the March First Movement: The "Korean Problem" Just Beyond Empire's Edge 6. Becoming a Small Country: The Imperial Countryside Imagined as the Kingdom of God 7. Following in Abraham's Footsteps: Building an Imperial Christian Utopia in Manchukuo Bibliography Index

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Anderson uses sources such as personal notebooks and diaries to great effect ... A solidly researched and sympathetically written work of scholarship.