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Adding Flesh to Bones: Kiyozawa Manshi's Seishinshugi in Modern Japanese Buddhist Thought
Author Blum, Mark L. (編) ; Conway, Michael (編)
PublisherUniversity of Hawai‘i Press
Publisher Url
LocationHonolulu, HI, US [檀香山, 夏威夷州, 美國]
SeriesPure Land Buddhist Studies
Content type書籍=Book
NoteMark L. Blum is professor and Shinjo Ito Distinguished Chair in Japanese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
Michael Conway is associate professor in the Shin Buddhist Studies Department at Ōtani University.
AbstractThis collection of seventeen essays situates modern Shin Buddhist thinker Kiyozawa Manshi (1863–1903) and his new form of spirituality, Seishinshugi, in the broader context of Buddhism and religious thought in modern Japan. The work highlights several factors that led to the development of Kiyozawa’s ideas and demonstrates the broad influence that he and his disciples had, putting in relief both the events that led Kiyozawa to set forth his unique formulation of a modern Shin Buddhist religiosity in Seishinshugi and the ways in which those ideas became a force that shaped a large part of Japan’s religious landscape well past the middle of the twentieth century.

The book is made up of historical studies that explore the significance of Seishinshugi from a variety of perspectives and chapters that attempt to introduce some of the original ideas of Seishinshugi thinkers and other modern Shin proponents such as Sasaki Gesshō (1875–1926) and Yasuda Rijin (1900–1982). The inclusion of several translations of recent Japanese scholarship on Kiyozawa and Seishinshugi provides a snapshot of the state of the field for Kiyozawa studies today in Japan.

Several early chapters present issues that Kiyozawa addressed in his formulations of Seishinshugi. His relationship with Inoue Enryō (1858–1919) is discussed in depth, as is his understanding of the Tannishō and new research indicating that Seishinshugi might more closely represent the thought of Kiyozawa’s disciples than his own. This portion ends with a consideration of the reinvention of Kiyozawa’s historical image by his followers after his death. Later chapters bring together research into the specific ways in which Kiyozawa’s legacy shaped the Japanese religious and philosophical environment in the last century, including chapters on female spirituality as expressed in the Seishinshugi movement and the influence of Kiyozawa and Soga Ryōjin (1875–1971) on the Kyoto School and its implications. Other essays highlight approaches to finding meaning in Shin doctrines by Sasaki, Soga, and Yasuda, and how D. T. Suzuki, an Ōtani University colleague, fits into the movement as a whole.
Table of contentsFrontmatter i
Contents v
Series Editor’s Preface vii
Acknowledgments ix
Abbreviations xi
Conventions xiii
Introduction / Robert F. Rhodes 1

Chapter 1. Kiyozawa Manshi’s Response to the Personalizing of the Two Truths in Modern Shinshū / Mark L. Blum 15
Chapter 2. Nishi Honganji’s Responses during Japan’s Transition to Modernity / Iwata Mami 36
Chapter 3. Inoue Enryō and Kiyozawa Manshi / Miura Setsuo 53
Chapter 4. Religion and Ethics in Kiyozawa Manshi’s T hought / Sueki Fumihiko 89
Chapter 5. New Perspectives on Kiyozawa Manshi and the Tannishō / Nishimoto Yūsetsu 112
Chapter 6. The Truth about Seishinshugi / Yamamoto Nobuhiro 132
Chapter 7. The Resurrection of Kiyozawa Manshi / Fukushima Eiju 151

Chapter 8. Voices of Buddhist Women in Modern Japan / Michihiro Ama 171
Chapter 9. Philosophy of Religion in the Thought of Kiyozawa Manshi and Nishida Kitarō / Sugimoto Kōichi 211
Chapter 10. Sasaki Gesshō, Seishinshugi, and the Buddha Śākyamuni / Micah Auerback 231
Chapter 11. The Role of the Ālayavijñāna in Soga Ryōjin’s Reinterpretation of Dharmākara Bodhisattva / Michael Conway 248
Chapter 12. Soga Ryōjin’s Shinran’s View of Buddhist History / Robert F. Rhodes 277
Chapter 13. Soga Ryōjin’s Understanding of Merit Transference / Hase Shōtō 296
Chapter 14. D. T. Suzuki and the Ōtani School of Seishinshugi / James C. Dobbins 317
Chapter 15. Sincerity of Spirit / Melissa Anne-Marie Curley 349
Chapter 16. Yasuda Rijin’s Shin Buddhism and Western Thought / Paul B. Watt 374
Chapter 17. Being-within-the-Tathāgata in Yasuda Rijin’s Thought / Kaku Takeshi 390

References 415
Contributors 449
Glossary-Index 451
ISBN9780824892074 (hc); 9780824897833 (pbk); 9780824892081 (ebook)
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  1. Book Review: Adding Flesh to Bones: Kiyozawa Manshi's Seishinshugi in Modern Japanese Buddhist Thought Edited by Mark L. Blum and Michael Conway / Huang, Xin-lin (評論)
Created date2023.08.09
Modified date2023.08.25

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