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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 11 new and published books in the subject of Japanese Religion — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Daoism in Japan

    Chinese traditions and their influence on Japanese religious culture

    Edited by Jeffrey L. Richey

    Series: Routledge Studies in Taoism

    Like an ancient river, Daoist traditions introduced from China once flowed powerfully through the Japanese religious landscape, forever altering its topography and ecology. Daoism’s presence in Japan still may be discerned in its abiding influence on astrology, divination, festivals, literature,...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Empire of the East

    By H. B. Montgomery

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1908, is a result of Helen Barrett Montgomery’s visits to Japan, and the way in which she experienced Japanese life and culture. This book thoroughly examines aspects such as religion, language, trade and education in Japan at the beginning of the twentieth century....

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Out of the East

    Reveries and Studies in New Japan

    By Lafcadio Hearn

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1903, is an account of Lafcadio Hearn’s insights and experiences of Japan. Hearn, known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo, was an international writer who was best known for his books about Japan and Japanese culture. This book will be of interest to students of...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Japan: The Basics

    By Christopher P. Hood

    Series: The Basics

    Japan: The Basics, is an engaging introduction to the culture, society and the global positioning of Japan. Taking a fresh look at stereotypes associated with Japan, it provides a well-rounded introduction to a constantly evolving country. It addresses such questions as: • How do we go about...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan

    Edited by Christopher Harding, Iwata Fumiaki, Yoshinaga Shin’ichi

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Since the late nineteenth century, religious ideas and practices in Japan have become increasingly intertwined with those associated with mental health and healing. This relationship developed against the backdrop of a far broader, and deeply consequential meeting: between Japan’s long-standing,...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Interpreting Japan

    Approaches and Applications for the Classroom

    By Brian J. McVeigh

    Written by an experienced teacher and scholar, this book offers university students a handy "how to" guide for interpreting Japanese society and conducting their own research. Stressing the importance of an interdisciplinary approach, Brian McVeigh lays out practical and understandable research...

    Published June 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Religion and Politics in Contemporary Japan

    Soka Gakkai Youth and Komeito

    By Anne Mette Fisker-Nielsen

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    Presenting a study of politics at grassroots level among young Japanese, this book examines the alliance between the religious movement Soka Gakkai (the ‘Value-creation Society’) and Komeito (the ‘Clean Government Party’), which shared power with the Liberal Democratic Party from 1999 to 2009....

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Ascetic Practices in Japanese Religion

    By Tullio Federico Lobetti

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    Ascetic practices are a common feature of religion in Japan, practiced by different religious traditions. This book looks at these ascetic practices in an inter-sectarian and inter-doctrinal fashion, in order to highlight the underlying themes common to all forms of asceticism. It does so by...

    Published August 13th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Dealing with Disaster in Japan

    Responses to the Flight JL123 Crash

    By Christopher Hood

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Just as the sinking of the Titanic is embedded in the public consciousness in the English-speaking world, so the crash of JAL flight JL123 is part of the Japanese collective memory. The 1985 crash involved the largest loss of life for any single air crash in the world. 520 people, many of whom had...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Japanese Religions and Globalization

    By Ugo Dessì

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    This book analyzes the variety of ways through which Japanese religions (Buddhism, Shinto, and new religious movements) contribute to the dynamics of accelerated globalization in recent decades. It looks at how Japanese religions provide material to cultural global flows, thus acting as carriers of...

    Published February 26th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Japanese Religions and Globalization
    By Ugo Dessì
    To Be Published July 7th 2015

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