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Religion in China : survival and revival under communist rule

Author: Fenggang Yang
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Religion in China survived the most radical suppression in human history--a total ban of any religion during and after the Cultural Revolution. All churches, temples, and mosques were closed down, converted for secular uses, or turned to museums for the purpose of atheist education. Over the last three decades, however, religion has survived and thrived even as China remains under Communist rule. Christianity ranks  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fenggang Yang
ISBN: 9780199735648 0199735646 9780199735655 0199735654
OCLC Number: 708648152
Description: xv, 245 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Explaining religious vitality --
A definition of religion for the social scientific study of religion --
Chinese Marxist atheism and its policy implications --
Regulating religion under communism --
The red, black, and gray markets of religion --
The shortage economy of religion under communism --
Oligopoly dynamics: China and beyond.
Responsibility: Fenggang Yang.


In Religion in China, Fenggang Yang provides a comprehensive overview of the religious change in China under Communism, drawing on his ''political economy'' approach to the sociology of religion.  Read more...


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Yang's book Religion in China has brilliant chapters, some controversial but all provacative and worth considering. * The New York Review of Books *

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