書籍紹介

鍾 以江著 "The Origin of Modern Shinto in Japan: The Vanquished Gods of Izumo"

  In “The Origin of Modern Shinto in Japan,” Yijiang Zhong analyses the formation of Shinto as a complex and diverse religious tradition in early modern and Meiji Japan, 1600-1868. Highlighting the role of the god Okuninushi and the mythology centered on the Izumo Shrine in western Japan as part of this process, he shows how and why this god came to be ignored in State Shinto in the modern period.
  In “The Origin of Modern Shinto in Japan,” Yijiang Zhong analyses the formation of Shinto as a complex and diverse religious tradition in early modern and Meiji Japan, 1600-1868. Highlighting the role of the god Okuninushi and the mythology centered on the Izumo Shrine in western Japan as part of this process, he shows how and why this god came to be ignored in State Shinto in the modern period.
  The Origin of Modern Shinto in Japan draws extensively on primary source materials in Japan, many of which were only made available to the public less than a decade ago and have not yet been studied. Source materials analysed include shrine records and object materials, contemporary written texts, official materials from the national and provincial levels, and a broad range of visual sources based on contemporary prints, drawings, photographs and material culture.

Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Note on Text/Translation
Introduction
 1.Resurrecting the Great Lord of the Land, 1653-1667
 2.The Month without the Gods, 1600-1871
 3.True Pillar of the Soul, 1792-1846
 4.Converting Japan, 1825-1875
 5.Competing Ways of the Gods, 1872-1889
 Conclusion The Izumo Gods, Nation, and Empire
Notes
Bibliography
Index

情報

鍾 以江“The Origin of Modern Shinto in Japan : The Vanquished Gods of Izumo”
Bloomsbury Publishing,   xii+260ページ2016年10月ISBN: 978-1-4742-7108-0
出版社の紹介ページへ


東洋文化研究所教員の著作コーナーへ