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Materializing magic power : Chinese popular religion in villages and cities

Author: Wei-Ping Lin
Publisher: Cambridge (Massachusetts) ; London : Published by the Harvard University Asia Center : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2015.
Series: Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series, 97.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through an exploration of contemporary Chinese popular religion from its cultural, social, and material perspectives, Wei-Ping Lin paints a broad picture of the dynamics of popular religion in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wei-Ping Lin
ISBN: 9780674504363 0674504364
OCLC Number: 893709447
Description: xiv, 203 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Popular religion in villages. God statues --
Spirit mediums --
Dialogues with the past and the present --
Popular religion in cities. Thicker than blood --
Magic power reconfigured.
Series Title: Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series, 97.
Responsibility: Wei-Ping Lin.

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Materializing Magic Power is a significant contribution to the anthropology of religion and to the study of religion in China. We have quite a few studies of rural religion in Taiwan (although this Read more...

 
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