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Shinto and the State, 1868-1988

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Helen Hardacre, a leading scholar of religious life in modern Japan, examines the Japanese state's involvement in and manipulation of shinto from the Meiji Restoration to the present. Nowhere else in modern history do we find so pronounced an example of government sponsorship of a religion as in Japan's support of shinto. How did that sponsorship come about and how was it maintained? How was it dismantled after World War II? What attempts are being made today to reconstruct it? In answering these questions, Hardacre shows ...

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Shinto and the State, 1868-1988
1991, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691020525

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Shinto and the State, 1868-1988
1989, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691073484

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