Carry the Buddha out into the Street! A Sliver of Buddhist Resistance to Japanese Militarism

@inproceedings{Victoria2011CarryTB,
  title={Carry the Buddha out into the Street! A Sliver of Buddhist Resistance to Japanese Militarism},
  author={B. Victoria},
  year={2011}
}
Despite Buddhism’s reputation as a religion of peace, by the 1920s institutional Japanese Buddhism was, as a whole, a firm if not fervent supporter of Japan’s increasing repression of the left wing at home and colonial expansionism abroad. Nevertheless, there were a small number of Buddhists who refused to accept the supportive stance of their sectarian leaders and banded together to form the ‘Youth League for Revitalizing Buddhism’ (Shinkō Bukkyō Seinen Dōmei). This group was the single… Expand

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