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Religion in contemporary China : revitalization and innovation

Author: Adam Yuet Chau
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Routledge contemporary China series, 59.
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This book provides a wide-ranging and in-depth survey of contemporary religious practices in China. It explains how recent economic reforms and concurrent relaxation of religious polices have created fertile ground for the revitalization of a wide range of religious practices and relates this to larger issues of social and cultural continuity and change.
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Religion in contemporary China.
Milton Park, Abingdon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2011
(DLC) 2010017254
(OCoLC)610019358
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Yuet Chau
ISBN: 9780203840535 0203840534
OCLC Number: 705929878
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 244 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Introduction : Revitalizing and innovating religious traditions in contemporary China / Adam Yuet Chau --
2. Buddhism in the reform era : a secularized revival? / Ji Zhe --
3. Morality books and the regrowth of lay Buddhism in China / Gareth Fisher --
4. From ritual skills to discursive knowledge : changing styles of Daoist transmission in Shanghai / Yang Der-Ruey --
5. Networks and the "cloudlike wandering" of Daoist monks in China today / Adeline Herrou --
6. Temples as enterprises / Selena Ching Chan, Graeme Lang --
7. Revival in crisis : amateur ritual associations in Hebei / Stephen Jones --
8. Chinese religious innovation in the Qigong movement : the case of Zhonggong / David A. Palmer --
9. Global modernity, local community, and spiritual power in the Shanxi Catholic Church / Henrietta Harrison.
Series Title: Routledge contemporary China series, 59.
Responsibility: edited by Adam Yuet Chau.
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Before the modernist transformations of the twentieth century, China had one of the richest and most diverse religious cultures in the world. This book shows that economic reforms and the concurrent  Read more...

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