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East Asian religions
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1. East Asia as part of the “Orient”

As yet, there was no such category as “East Asian religions” in the early modern period. Nor were perceptions of the phenomena that would come under such a category today unanimous. For one thing, early modern Europe had a range of world views and underlying anthropologic…

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Gentz, Joachim, “East Asian religions”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025130>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626

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