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Religion in China Today

Religion in China Today


Part of The China Quarterly Special Issues

Daniel L. Overmyer, Pitman B. Potter, Kenneth Dean, Fan Lizhu, Tik-Sang Liu, Paul R. Katz, Lai Chi-Tim, Raoul Birnbaum, Dru C. Gladney, Richard Madsen, Daniel H. Bays, Nancy N. Chen
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  • Date Published: September 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521538237

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  • A variety of religious traditions has revived in China in the last fifteen to twenty years, with important implications for society and politics. This volume is an introduction to their activities in their cultural and political contexts, intended for non-specialist readers. Articles include: Belief in Control: Regulation of Religion in China, Local Communal Religion in Contemporary Southeast China, The Cult of the Silkworm Mother as a Core of Local Community Religion in a North China Village, Local Religion in Hong Kong and Macau, Religion and the State in Post-war Taiwan, Daoism in China Today, 1980–2002, Buddhist China at the Century's Turn, Islam in China: Accommodation or Separatism?, Catholic Revival during the Reform Era, Chinese Protestant Christianity Today, Healing Sects and Anti-Cult Campaigns.

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    'For those coming to Chinese religion for the first time, it offers a magnificent overview of the place of religion in a complex totalitarian society.' Frontier

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    • Date Published: September 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521538237
    • length: 244 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Notes on contributors
    1. Religion in China today: introduction Daniel L. Overmyer
    2. Belief in control: regulation of religion in China Pitman B. Potter
    3. Local communal religion in contemporary south-east China Kenneth Dean
    4. The cult of the silkworm mother as a core of local community religion in a north China village: field study in Zhiwuying, Baoding, Hebei Fan Lizhu
    5. A nameless but active religion: an anthropologist's view of local religion in Hong Kong and Macau Tik-Sang Liu
    6. Religion and the state in post-war Taiwan Paul R. Katz
    7. Daoism in China today, 1980–2002 Lai Chi-Tim
    8. Buddhist China at the century's turn Raoul Birnbaum
    9. Islam in China: accommodation or separatism? Dru C. Gladney
    10. Catholic revival during the reform era Richard Madsen
    11. Chinese Protestant Christianity today Daniel H. Bays
    12. Healing sects and anti-cult campaigns Nancy N. Chen
    Glossary of Chinese terms

  • Editor

    Daniel L. Overmyer, University of British Columbia, Vancouver


    Daniel L. Overmyer, Pitman B. Potter, Kenneth Dean, Fan Lizhu, Tik-Sang Liu, Paul R. Katz, Lai Chi-Tim, Raoul Birnbaum, Dru C. Gladney, Richard Madsen, Daniel H. Bays, Nancy N. Chen

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