Japanese Confucianism : A Cultural History
Cambridge Univ Pr 2016/04
231 p. illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Choice Reviews 2016 November
In an illuminating and provocative new study, Kiri Paramore analyses the dynamic history of Japanese Confucianism, revealing its many cultural manifestations, as religion and as a political tool, as social capital and public discourse, as well as its role in international relations and statecraft.
In an illuminating and provocative new study, Kiri Paramore evaluates the dynamics of Japanese Confucianism within a historical context to reveal its many cultural manifestations, as a religion and as a political tool, and as social capital and public discourse, as well as its role in international relations and statecraft.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Confucianism as cultural capital: mid-first millennium AD - late sixteenth century AD; 2. Confucianism as religion, 1580s-1720s; 3. Confucianism as public sphere, 1720s-1868; 4. Confucianism as knowledge, 1400s-1800s; 5. Confucianism as liberalism, 1850s-1890s; 6. Confucianism as fascism, 1868-1945; 7. Confucianism as taboo, 1945-2015; Bibliography; Index.