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Japanese Zen Schools and the Transition to Meiji: A Plurality of Responses in the Nineteenth Century
Author Mohr, Michel
Source Japanese Journal of Religious Studies
Volumev.25 n.1-2
Pages167 - 213
PublisherNanzan Institute for Religion and Culture=南山宗教文化研究所
Publisher Url
Location名古屋, 日本 [Nagoya, Japan]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
AbstractThis article scrutinizes the lives of specific figures affiliated with the three
main Zen traditions; it presents firsthand information on their activities
from the end of the Tokugawa period through the first decades of the Meiji
era. Changes in the political structure and the ensuing economic or social
transformations surprisingly did not fundamentally alter the way these
Buddhists apprehended their respective legacies. Official pressure encouraged them to put more emphasis on the education of commoners and they
shared the global trend to give more importance to lay supporters. The content of their teachings, however, primarily appears to reflect what this
paper calls “the shrouded continuity” between the Tokugawa and Meiji
eras. The teachers and laypersons examined here also illustrate the diversity
that pervaded Meiji Buddhism despite the new government’s efforts to centralize all Buddhist institutions; they further bear testimony to the fact that
the mutual influence among representatives of different traditions often
went beyond artificial sectarian boundaries.
ISSN03041042 (P)
Created date1999.07.14
Modified date2017.08.25

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