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By James Mark Shields

Against Harmony strains the heritage of revolutionary and radical experiments in eastern Buddhist idea and perform, from the mid-Meiji interval in the course of the early Showa. possibly the 2 most sensible representations of revolutionary Buddhism in this time have been the hot Buddhist Fellowship (1899-1915) and the formative years League for Revitalizing Buddhism (1931-1936), either non-sectarian, lay events well-versed in either classical Buddhist texts and Western philosophy and faith. Their paintings successfully collapsed in most cases held differences among faith, philosophy, ethics, politics, and economics. in contrast to many others in their day, they didn't regard the unconventional forces of modernization as difficult and disruptive, yet as opportunities.

James Mark Shields examines the highbrow family tree and substitute visions of innovative and radical Buddhism within the many years prime as much as the Pacific conflict. Exposing the diversity within the conceptions and manifestations of growth, reform, and modernity during this interval, he outlines their very important implications for postwar and modern Buddhism in Japan and elsewhere.

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