Chinese Religiosities: Afflictions of Modernity and State Formation

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Mayfair Mei-hui Yang
University of California Press, Nov 4, 2008 - Religion - 464 pages
The long twentieth century in China and Taiwan has seen both a dramatic process of state-driven secularization and modernization and a vigorous revival of contemporary religious life. Chinese Religiosities explores the often vexed relationship between the modern Chinese state and religious practice. The essays in this comprehensive, multidisciplinary collection cover a wide range of traditions, including Buddhism, Daoism, Islam, Confucianism, Protestantism, Falungong, popular religion, and redemptive societies.

Contributors: José Cabezón, Prasenjit Duara, Ryan Dunch, Dru C. Gladney, Vincent Goossaert, Ji Zhe, Ya-pei Kuo, Richard Madsen, Rebecca Nedostup, David Palmer, Benjamin Penny, Mayfair Mei-hui Yang
 

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Contents

The Imperial State Dreams
65
Ritual Competition and the Modernizing NationState
87
Heretical Doctrines Reactionary Secret Societies Evil
113
Animal Spirits Karmic Retribution Falungong
135
Christianity and Adaptation to Socialism
155
or Separatism?
179
The National Religious
209
State Control of Tibetan Buddhist Monasticism
261
Religious Renaissance and Taiwans Modern
295
Matrifocal Ritual
323
Notes
349
Bibliography
377
Glossary and Chinese Proper Names
437
Contributors
451
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Mayfair Mei-hui Yang is Professor of Religious Studies and East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Professor and Director of Asian Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia.

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