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Religion and charity : the social life of goodness in Chinese societies

Author: Robert P Weller
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Religion and Charity shows how ideas about goodness change over time, and how those changes shape both religion and philanthropy. It will appeal to scholars and students interested in moralities, in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert P Weller
ISBN: 9781108418676 1108418678
OCLC Number: 1004376275
Description: viii, 238 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Engaged religions and the social life of goodness --
Legacies and discontinuities in China, Taiwan and Malaysia --
Political merit-making: religious philanthropy and the state --
A (Chinese) good person --
Gifts, groups, and goodness --
Innovating the good --
Alternative goodness.
Responsibility: Robert P. Weller, Boston University, C. Julia Huang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Keping Wu, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangdong, with Lizhu Fan, Fudan University, Shanghai.

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