Handbook on Religion in China

He is currently working on other book projects investigating the idiom of hosting (zuozhu) and forms of powerful writing ('text acts') in Chinese political and religious culture. Chen Bo received his doctorate from Peking University, ...

Author: Stephan Feuchtwang

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781786437969

Category: Religion

Page: 488

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Informative and eye-opening, the Handbook on Religion in China provides a uniquely broad insight into the contemporary Chinese variations of Buddhism, Islam and Christianity. In turn, China's own religions and transmissions of rites and systems of divination have spread beyond China, a progression that is explored in detail across 19 chapters, written by leading experts in the field.

Handbook of Christianity in China

These, and many other, questions are answered in this reference work, which is divided in a systematic part and analytical articles. This handbook represents a true reference guide to the reception of Christianity in pre-1800 China.

Author: N. Standaert

Publisher: Handbook of Oriental Studies.

ISBN: UOM:39015049540456

Category: History

Page: 1000

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Who were the main actors in propagating Christianity in China? Where did Christian communities settle? What discussions were held in China, concerning Christianity? These, and many other, questions are answered in this reference work, which is divided in a systematic part and analytical articles. This handbook represents a true reference guide to the reception of Christianity in pre-1800 China. It presents to the reader, in comprehensive fashion, all current knowledge of Christianity in China, and guides him through the main Chinese and Western sources, bibliographies and archives.The scope of the volume is broad and covers a wide range of topics, such as theology, philosophy, astronomy, mathematics, medicine, cannon, botany, art, music, and more.

Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia

At the very beginning of Chapter VIII for contrasting Confucianism and Puritanism in his book, The Religion of China, Weber (1964) said: To judge the level of rationalization a religion represents we may use two primary yardsticks which ...

Author: Bryan S. Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317636465

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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The Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia provides a contemporary and comprehensive overview of religion in contemporary Asia. Compiled and introduced by Bryan S. Turner and Oscar Salemink, the Handbook contains specially written chapters by experts in their respective fields. The wide-ranging introduction discusses issues surrounding Orientalism and the historical development of the discipline of Religious Studies. It conveys how there have been many centuries of interaction between different religious traditions in Asia and discusses the problem of world religions and the range of concepts, such as high and low traditions, folk and formal religions, popular and orthodox developments. Individual chapters are presented in the following five sections: Asian Origins: religious formations Missions, States and Religious Competition Reform Movements and Modernity Popular Religions Religion and Globalization: social dimensions Striking a balance between offering basic information about religious cultures in Asia and addressing the complexity of employing a western terminology in societies with radically different traditions, this advanced level reference work will be essential reading for students, researchers and scholars of Asian Religions, Sociology, Anthropology, Asian Studies and Religious Studies.

The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Journalism

How Important is Religion in China? In: Rudolph, J. M. and Szonyi, M., eds. The China Questions: Critical Insights into a Rising Power. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 199–205. South China Morning Post, 2018a.

Author: Kerstin Radde-Antweiler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351396097

Category: Religion

Page: 442

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The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Journalism is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, challenges, past and present global issues and debates in this exciting subject. The first collection of its kind, this volume comprises over 25 chapters by a team of international contributors. This Handbook is divided into five parts, each taking global developments in the field into account: Theoretical Reflections Power and Authority Conflict, Radicalization and Populism Dialogue and Peacebuilding Trends Within these sections, central issues, debates and developments are examined, including religious and secular press; ethics; globalization; gender; datafication; differentiation; journalistic religious literacy; race and religious extremism. This volume is essential reading for students and researchers in journalism and religious studies. This Handbook will also be very useful for those in related fields, such as sociology, communication studies, media studies and area studies.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Migration

'Religious Festivities, Communal Rivalry, and Restructuring of Authority Relations in Rural Chaozhou, Southeast China'. Journal of Asian Studies 61 (4): 1259–85. Feuchtwang, Stephan. 2001. Popular Religion in China: The Imperial ...

Author: Rubina Ramji

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350203860

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Migration presents the story of religion and migration predominantly through the experiences of Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus and Buddhists, considering intersectional issues including race, ethnicity, class, gender and generation throughout. Many chapters are grounded in embodied ethnography including participant observation fieldwork, interviews, oral history collections and qualitative analysis, drawing on sociological and anthropological theory, as well as non-western and historical approaches to religion. Chapters also chronicle migration in regional, transnational, multicultural and populist contexts, examining everyday religiosity and religion across generations. The volume includes chapters on Islam and Muslim identity, Chinese and Vietnamese Buddhism, Filipino and Korean religiosity and Polish Catholicism.

The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion

religious resurgence is a global phenomenon that expresses the enormous social, cultural, and political impacts of religious change. as Peter berger noted, ... In the preface of his splendid book, Religion in Chinese Society, C. k.

Author: Lewis R. Rambo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199713547

Category: Religion

Page: 828

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The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion offers a comprehensive exploration of the dynamics of religious conversion, which for centuries has profoundly shaped societies, cultures, and individuals throughout the world. Scholars from a wide array of religions and disciplines interpret both the varieties of conversion experiences and the processes that inform this personal and communal phenomenon. This volume examines the experiences of individuals and communities who change religions, those who experience an intensification of their religion of origin, and those who encounter new religions through colonial intrusion, missionary work, and charismatic and revitalization movements. The thirty-two innovative essays provide overviews of the history of particular religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, indigenous religions, and new religious movements. The essays also offer a wide range of disciplinary perspectives-psychological, sociological, anthropological, legal, political, feminist, and geographical-on methods and theories deployed in understanding conversion, and insight into various forms of deconversion.

Handbook of the History of Religions in China I

Once a foreign religion entered China, the Sinicization was initiated immediately. The further that the foreign religion was Sinicized, the more influential it was throughout China. Even Judaism, a strikingly independent foreign ...

Author: Zhongjian Zhan, Jian Mu

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783838212074

Category: Religion

Page: 406

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This book is part of an initiative in cooperation with renowned Chinese publishers to make fundamental, formative, and influential Chinese thinkers available to a western readership, providing absorbing insights into Chinese reflections of late, and offering a chance to grasp today’s China. In their influential book Handbook of the History of Religions in China, Zhongjian Mou and Jian Zhang present a panorama of the religions existing in China through time. In their fascinating History, they delineate the emergence and development of Daoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Islam, and Christianity and explore the roles they played in Chinese society and the interrelations between them. In China, also due to the encompassing Confucian idea of “living together harmoniously while maintaining differences,” religions—including newly arrived ones—came closer together than anywhere else in the world and reached a unique level of peaceful societal coexistence. Despite many frictions and conflicts, communication and reconciliation were indisputably predominant in China throughout history. Buddhism was peacefully introduced into China and, later on, a harmonious, symbiotic syncretism of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism developed—an exemplary process of how a diverse set of different religions can complement each other and contribute to a better life.

The Routledge Handbook of Religious Literacy Pluralism and Global Engagement

“The Vitality of Syncretism: Popular Religion.” In Chinese Religions, edited by Julia Ching, 205–220. London: Palgrave MacMillan. Descola, Philippe. 2013. Beyond Nature and Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Author: Chris Seiple

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000509328

Category: Political Science

Page: 459

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This pioneering handbook proposes an approach to pluralism that is relational, principled, and non-relativistic, going beyond banal calls for mere "tolerance." The growing religious diversity within societies around the world presents both challenges and opportunities. A degree of competition between deeply held religious/worldview perspectives is natural and inevitable, yet at the same time the world urgently needs engagement and partnership across lines of difference. None of the world’s most pressing problems can be solved by any single actor, and as such it is not a question of if but when you partner with an individual or institution that does not think, act, or believe as you do. The authors argue that religious literacy—defined as a dynamic combination of competencies and skills, continuously refined through real-world cross-cultural engagement—is vital to building societies and states of neighborly solidarity and civic fairness. Through examination, reflection, and case studies across multiple faith traditions and professional fields, this handbook equips scholars and students, as well as policymakers and practitioners, to assess, analyze, and act collaboratively in a world of deep diversity.

Handbook on Religion and International Relations

It is estimated that at least 15 per cent of prisoners from 're-education' camps in China today are FG followers (Cook, 2007). Currently FG's headquarters is located in Dragon Springs, a 400-acre complex in New York housed near FG's ...

Author: Haynes, Jeffrey

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781839100246

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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This comprehensive Handbook examines the relationship between religion and international relations, mainly focusing on several world religions – Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Judaism. Providing a timely update on this understudied topic, it evaluates how this complex relationship has evolved over the last four decades, looking at a variety of political contexts, regions and countries.

Heritage and Religion in East Asia

Handbook on Religion in China. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp 214–243. Jones, Stephen 2017. Daoist Priests of the Li Family; Ritual Life in Village China. St. Petersburg, FL: Three Pines Press.

Author: Shu-Li Wang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000327748

Category: Art

Page: 280

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Heritage and Religion in East Asia examines how religious heritage, in a mobile way, plays across national boundaries in East Asia and, in doing so, the book provides new theoretical insights into the articulation of heritage and religion. Drawing on primary, comparative research carried out in four East Asian countries, much of which was undertaken by East Asian scholars, the book shows how the inscription of religious items as "Heritage" has stimulated cross-border interactions among religious practitioners and boosted tourism along modern pilgrimage routes. Considering how these forces encourage cross-border links in heritage practices and religious movements in China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan, the volume also questions what role heritage plays in a region where Buddhism, Taoism, and other various folk religious practices are dominant. Arguing that it is diversity and vibrancy that makes religious discourse in East Asia unique, the contributors explore how this particularity both energizes and is empowered by heritage practices in East Asia. Heritage and Religion in East Asia enriches understanding of the impact of heritage and religious culture in modern society and will be of interest to academics and students working in heritage studies, anthropology, religion, and East Asian studies.