Chinese Religiosities (Paperback)

Afflictions of Modernity and State Formation (Global, Area, and International Archive)

By Mayfair Mei-hui Yang (Editor)

University of California Press, 9780520098640, 472pp.

Publication Date: November 4, 2008

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Description

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


About the Author

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.


Praise For Chinese Religiosities: Afflictions of Modernity and State Formation (Global, Area, and International Archive)

“Benefits from a [broad] time frame and conceptual framework.”

— The China Beat