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The modern spirit of Asia : the spiritual and the secular in China and India, Peter van der Veer

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The modern spirit of Asia : the spiritual and the secular in China and India
Title
The modern spirit of Asia
Title remainder
the spiritual and the secular in China and India
Statement of responsibility
Peter van der Veer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Modern Spirit of Asia challenges the notion that modernity in China and India are derivative imitations of the West, arguing that these societies have transformed their ancient traditions in unique and distinctive ways. Peter van der Veer begins with nineteenth-century imperial history, exploring how Western concepts of spirituality, secularity, religion, and magic were used to translate the traditions of India and China. He traces how modern Western notions of religion and magic were incorporated into the respective nation-building projects of Chinese and Indian nationalist intellectuals, yet how modernity in China and India is by no means uniform. While religion is a centerpiece of Indian nationalism, it is viewed in China as an obstacle to progress that must be marginalized and controlled." -- Publisher website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Veer, Peter van der
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1033
LC item number
.V44 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion and sociology
  • Religion and sociology
  • Secularism
  • Secularism
  • China
  • India
  • Nationalism
  • Nationalism
  • Moderne
  • Nationalismus
  • Religiosität
  • Spiritualität
  • Säkularisierung
  • China
  • Indien
Label
The modern spirit of Asia : the spiritual and the secular in China and India, Peter van der Veer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Spirituality in modern society -- The making of oriental religion -- Conversion to Indian and Chinese modernities -- Secularism's magic -- "Smash temples, build schools" : comparing secularism in India and China -- The spiritual body -- Muslims in India and China -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
829999349
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 282 pages
Isbn
9780691128153
Lccn
2012051029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022900643
System control number
(OCoLC)829999349
Label
The modern spirit of Asia : the spiritual and the secular in China and India, Peter van der Veer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Spirituality in modern society -- The making of oriental religion -- Conversion to Indian and Chinese modernities -- Secularism's magic -- "Smash temples, build schools" : comparing secularism in India and China -- The spiritual body -- Muslims in India and China -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
829999349
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 282 pages
Isbn
9780691128153
Lccn
2012051029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022900643
System control number
(OCoLC)829999349

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