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The Resource Religion in contemporary China : revitalization and innovation, edited by Adam Yuet Chau

Religion in contemporary China : revitalization and innovation, edited by Adam Yuet Chau

Label
Religion in contemporary China : revitalization and innovation
Title
Religion in contemporary China
Title remainder
revitalization and innovation
Statement of responsibility
edited by Adam Yuet Chau
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Before the modernist transformations of the twentieth century, China had one of the richest and most diverse religious cultures in the world. The radical antitraditionalist policies of both the Republican and Communist regimes as well as other socio-historical factors posed formidable challenges to China's religious traditions but, this book argues, these conditions also presented new opportunities for regeneration and innovation. It shows that economic reforms and the concurrent relaxation of religious policies have provided fertile ground for the revitalization of a wide array of religious practices, including divination, ancestor worship, temple festivals, spirit mediumism, churchgoing, funeral rites, exorcism, pilgrimages, sectarianism, sutra chanting, and the printing and distribution of morality books. Equally new forms of religious practices have emerged such as lay Buddhist preachers, "Maoist shamans", and a range of qigong sects/schools. Written by an international, interdisciplinary team of experts who have all conducted in-depth fieldwork research in China, this book provides a wide-ranging survey of contemporary religious practices in China. It examines the different processes and mechanisms of religious revivals and innovations, and, more broadly, relates the Chinese example of religious revitalization to larger issues of social and cultural continuity and change. (back cover)
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1803
LC item number
.R454 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Chau, Adam Yuet
Series statement
Routledge contemporary China series
Series volume
v. 59
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  • China
  • China
  • Religion
  • China
  • Religion
  • China
  • Religion
  • Kinesisk religion
  • Kina
Label
Religion in contemporary China : revitalization and innovation, edited by Adam Yuet Chau
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 1.
  • 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
  • Introduction :
  • Henrietta Harrison
  • Revitalizing and innovating religious traditions in contemporary China
  • Adam Yuet Chau
  • 2.
  • Buddhism in the reform era : a secularized revival?
  • Ji Zhe
  • 3.
Control code
610019358
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 244 pages
Isbn
9780415459341
Lccn
2010017254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 99946182329
  • 99942767676
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)610019358
Label
Religion in contemporary China : revitalization and innovation, edited by Adam Yuet Chau
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 1.
  • 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
  • Introduction :
  • Henrietta Harrison
  • Revitalizing and innovating religious traditions in contemporary China
  • Adam Yuet Chau
  • 2.
  • Buddhism in the reform era : a secularized revival?
  • Ji Zhe
  • 3.
Control code
610019358
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 244 pages
Isbn
9780415459341
Lccn
2010017254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 99946182329
  • 99942767676
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)610019358

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