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Confucianism as a world religion : contested histories and contemporary realities

Confucianism as a world religion : contested histories and contemporary realities

Author: Anna Xiao Dong Sun
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2015?] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Is Confucianism a religion? If so, why do most Chinese think it isn't? From ancient Confucian temples, to nineteenth-century archives, to the testimony of people interviewed by the author throughout  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Xiao Dong Sun
ISBN: 9780691168111 0691168113 0691155577 9780691155579
OCLC Number: 920835008
Notes: Originally published: 2013.
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013
Winner of American Academy of Religion: Best First Book in the History of Religions 2014
Description: xix, 244 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface ix Acknowledgments xvii Introduction: Confusions over Confucianism 1 Part I: The Puzzle of Classification: How Did Confucianism Become a World Religion? Chapter 1: Four Controversies over the Religious Nature of Confucianism: A Brief History of Confucianism 17 Chapter 2: The Making of a World Religion: Confucianism and the Emergence of Comparative Religion as a Discipline in the Nineteenth Century 45 Chapter 3: The Confucianism as a Religion Controversy in Contemporary China 77 Part II: The Problem of Methodology: Who Are the Confucians in China? Chapter 4: Confucianism as a World Religion: The Legitimation of a New Paradigm 97 Chapter 5: Counting Confucians through Social Scientific Research 110 Chapter 6: To Become a Confucian: A New Conceptual Framework 120 Part III: The Reality of Practices: Is Confucianism a Religion in China Today? Chapter 7: The Emerging Voices of Women in the Revival of Confucianism 137 Chapter 8: The Contemporary Revival and Reinvention of Confucian Ritual Practices 153 Chapter 9: The Politics of the Future of Confucianism 173 Notes 185 Bibliography 215 Index 233
Responsibility: Anna Sun.


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