Re: Silence (沈黙): The Cannon and the Cross

I have not seen the film Silence yet, as it was not in the theaters long, but I have read, and taught the novel to undergraduates, a few times. That said I write as a historian and not as a literature professor.

In any case Endo is not naïve about Western missionaries. Nor, at least according to interviews with Scorsese that I have read, was the director remotely interested in making a nostalgia film regarding Christian efforts to convert the Japanese.

H-Diplo Review Essay 145 on The Power of Culture: Encounters Between China and the United States

H-Diplo Essay No. 145
An H-Diplo Review Essay
Published on 20 December 2016

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Priscilla Roberts, ed.  The Power of Culture: Encounters Between China and the United States.  Hong Kong:  Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.  ISBN: 1-4438-8588-6 (cloth, $50.00).

H-Diplo Essay 139 on Our Fighting Sisters: Nation, Memory and Gender in Algeria, 1954-2012

H-Diplo Essay No. 139
An H-Diplo Review Essay
Published on 13 May 2016

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Natalya Vince.  Our Fighting Sisters: Nation, Memory and Gender in Algeria, 1954-2012.  Manchester:  Manchester University Press, 2015.  ISBN:  978-0-7190-9107-0 (hardcover, £70.00).

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H-Diplo Review Essay 138 on Toward “Thorough, Accurate, and Reliable”: A History of the Foreign Relations of the United States Series [6 May 2016]

H-Diplo Essay No. 138
An H-Diplo Review Essay
Published on 6 May 2016

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William B. McAllister, Joshua Botts, Peter Cozzens, and Aaron W. Marrs.  Toward “Thorough, Accurate, and Reliable”:  A History of the Foreign Relations of the United States SeriesU.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs, 2015.

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