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Liquid Life:
Abortion and Buddhism in Japan
William R. LaFleur

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. 1Original Concepts
Ch. 1Behind the Great Buddha3
Ch. 2A World of Water and Words14
Ch. 3Social Death, Social Birth30
Ch. 4Jizo at the Crossroads44
Pt. 2Historical Processes
Ch. 5Edo: An Era in View69
Ch. 6Edo: Population89
Ch. 7Edo: Polemics103
Ch. 8Sex, War, and Peace119
Pt. 3Contemporary Issues
Ch. 9Apology143
Ch. 10Moral Swamps160
Ch. 11A Rational, National Family177
Ch. 12Crossovers198
Conclusion214
Appendix: "The Way to Memorialize One's Mizuko"221
Notes225
Bibliography243
Index253

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