Politics and Religion in Modern Japan

Red Sun, White Lotus

  • Roy Starrs

About this book


Written by leading scholars in the field, this book provides new insights, based on original research, into the full spectrum of modern Japanese political-religious activity: from the prewar uses of Shinto in shaping the modern imperial nation-state to the postwar 'new religions' that have challenged the power of the political establishment.


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  • Roy Starrs
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OtagoNew Zealand

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