Religion & Society

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Reforming Japan

The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union in the Meiji Period

UBC Press

Challenges received notions about women’s political involvement and engagement with the state in Meiji Japan by exploring the activism of members of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union.

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American Missionaries, Christian Oyatoi, and Japan, 1859-73

UBC Press

Investigates the impact of American Protestant missions on modern Japan and Japanese-American relations.

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Defining Harm

Religious Freedom and the Limits of the Law

UBC Press
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Japan's Modern Prophet

Uchimura Kanzô, 1861-1930

UBC Press

Charts the introduction of Christianity to Japan through the life of Uchimura Kanzô, was one of Japan’s foremost thinkers, whose ideas influenced contemporary novelists, statesmen, reformers, and religious leaders.

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Reclaiming Adat

Contemporary Malaysian Film and Literature

UBC Press

Weaves a wealth of cultural theory into a rare analysis of Malay cinema and the work of new Malaysian anglophone writers.

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Children's Perspectives on Believing and Belonging

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, National Children's Bureau

Based on interviews with 100 pupils, this book explores children's religious identity and experiences in their own words. It provides valuable insights for educators and other professionals.

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The Courts and the Colonies

The Litigation of Hutterite Church Disputes

UBC Press

A detailed account of the litigation between various Hutterite factions and colonies in Manitoba and the US that led to a major division in the 1990s.

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Pilgrims, Patrons, and Place

Localizing Sanctity in Asian Religions

UBC Press

Anthropologists, religious scholars, and art historians contemplate sacred place and sacred biography in Asia to show how secular politics, religious experience, and sectarian rivalry intersect.

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Women and the White Man's God

Gender and Race in the Canadian Mission Field

UBC Press

Based on diaries, letters, and mission correspondence, this is the first comprehensive examination of women’s roles in Anglican missions that were active in northern British Columbia, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories between 1860 and 1940.

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Modern Women Modernizing Men

The Changing Missions of Three Professional Women in Asia and Africa, 1902-69

UBC Press

Explores how professionalism, religion, and feminism came together to enable missionary women to become the colleagues and mentors of Western and non-Western men.

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