Religion and the State: The Influence of the Tokugawa on Religious Life, Thought, and Institutions
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This paper describes the influence of the Tokugawa government on religious life in Japan. It focuses on the religious traditions of Buddhism, Shintoism, and Neo-Confucianism and how the state used these religions to their advantage. The Tokugawa had strict control over all aspects of Japanese life including religion and this paper explores that.
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Labbe, Savannah A., "Religion and the State: The Influence of the Tokugawa on Religious Life, Thought, and Institutions" (2017). Student Publications. 566.
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Written for HIST 325: Tokugawa Japan. Received the Edwin T. Greninger '41 Award in History in Fall 2017.