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Japanese Buddhism in the Third Reich

@article{Victoria2014JapaneseBI,
  title={Japanese Buddhism in the Third Reich},
  author={B. Victoria},
  journal={Journal of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={7}
}
  • B. Victoria
  • Published 2014
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies
While the Tripartite Pact between Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and the Empire of Japan is well known, the cultural ties that paralleled this military pact have been far less studied. In particular, the influence this pact had on the religious relationships between the participating countries is little known. Yet, the reality is that there was surprisingly strong Nazi interest in Japanese Buddhism. This article traces the roots of German interest in Japanese Buddhism, especially Zen, from pre… Expand

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