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The Resource The divine eye and the diaspora : Vietnamese syncretism becomes transpacific Caodaism, Janet Alison Hoskins

The divine eye and the diaspora : Vietnamese syncretism becomes transpacific Caodaism, Janet Alison Hoskins

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The divine eye and the diaspora : Vietnamese syncretism becomes transpacific Caodaism
Title
The divine eye and the diaspora
Title remainder
Vietnamese syncretism becomes transpacific Caodaism
Statement of responsibility
Janet Alison Hoskins
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Caodaism is a new religion born in Vietnam during the struggles of decolonization, shattered and spatially dispersed by cold war conflicts, now trying to reshape the goals of its four million followers. Colorful and strikingly syncretistic, it incorporates elements of Chinese, Buddhist, and Western religions as well as more recent outstanding world figures like Victor Hugo, Jeanne dAEArc, Vladimir Lenin, and (in the United States) Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism. The book looks at the connections between the age of revelations (1925 - 1934) in French Indochina and the age of diaspora (1975- present) when many Caodai leaders and followers went into exile. Structured in paired biographies to trace relations between masters and disciples, now separated by oceans, it focuses on five members of the founding generation and their followers or descendants in California, showing the continuing obligation to honor those who forged the initial vision to obring the gods of the East and West together. The syncretism of the colonial period has been transformed by the experience of exile into a diasporic formation, at the same time that Caodaism in Vietnam has emerged from a period of severe restrictions to return to the public arena. Caodaism forces us to reconsider how anthropologists study religious mixtures in postcolonial settings, since its dynamics challenge the unconscious Eurocentrism of our notions of how religions are bounded and conceptualized
Cataloging source
P@U
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Hoskins, Janet
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Syncretism (Religion)
  • Caodaism
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Caodaism
  • Syncretism (Religion)
  • Vietnam
  • Caodaismus
  • Diaspora
  • Synkretismus
  • Neue Religion
  • Buddhismus
  • Taoismus
  • Katholizismus
  • Vietnamesischer Einwanderer
  • Religionsethnologie
  • Vietnam
  • USA
  • Kalifornien
  • Frankreich
  • Vietnam
  • Caodaïsme
  • Syncrétisme
  • Vietnamiens
  • Diasporas
Label
The divine eye and the diaspora : Vietnamese syncretism becomes transpacific Caodaism, Janet Alison Hoskins
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conversations with divinities: seance and the first disciples -- A spirit medium as nationalist leader: charisma and anticolonialism -- The spiritual sons of Victor Hugo: from seance to battlefield -- The fall of Saigon and the rise of the diaspora -- A "Caodaist in black" returns to live in Vietnam -- The divine eye on the Internet -- A religion in diaspora, a religion of diaspora
Control code
ocn905636927
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824868611
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt13n7n76
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905636927
Label
The divine eye and the diaspora : Vietnamese syncretism becomes transpacific Caodaism, Janet Alison Hoskins
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conversations with divinities: seance and the first disciples -- A spirit medium as nationalist leader: charisma and anticolonialism -- The spiritual sons of Victor Hugo: from seance to battlefield -- The fall of Saigon and the rise of the diaspora -- A "Caodaist in black" returns to live in Vietnam -- The divine eye on the Internet -- A religion in diaspora, a religion of diaspora
Control code
ocn905636927
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824868611
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt13n7n76
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905636927

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