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The making of an alternative religion in late-Meiji Japan (1899-1912): a study of Arai Ōsui (1846-1922)

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This paper makes the case for Alternative Religion as an intellectual concept, and uses it to uncover previously overlooked patterns of thought in the late-Meiji and Russo-Japanese War period. It examines Arai Ōsui (1846-1922), an overlooked religious figure, who I argue was vitally influential despite his erasure from our historical knowledge. By using his writing and writings of those interacting with Arai, I make the case for an alternative religious movement operating between the bounds o...

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Division:
SSD
Department:
OSGA
Sub department:
Japanese Studies
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Type of award:
MSc
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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