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Doshisha University
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in Kyoto, one of the oldest and the largest Christian universities in Japan. In 1875 Joh Neesima (1843–1890) founded Doshisha English School with the cooperation of the American missionaries. Doshisha educates people with a high level of academic discipline and in the spirit of liberty and autonomy deriving from Christianity, and such an education is able to be provided by a private school not established by the state but by the people. Doshisha established professional colleges in 1904 and t…

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Dohi, Akio, “Doshisha University”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 31 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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