- Series: The China Quarterly Special Issues (Book 3)
- Paperback: 244 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press (November 3, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521538238
- ISBN-13: 978-0521538237
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,341,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Religion in China Today (The China Quarterly Special Issues)
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"these meticulously researched surveys are essential reading for all serious scholars of Chinese Religion, and for all thoughtful persons who wish to understand China today." - Russell Krkland, University of Georgia, Religious Studies Review
This volume looks at Religions in China Today. 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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This is an excellent introduction to the condition of religion in modern China. All kinds of religions are introduced briefly--Taoism, Catholicism, the House Church movement, Buddhism, Falun Gong and so on. By the time I finished the book I was much more familiar with the most well-known phenomena in contemporary Chinese religion.
I'd just add a few comments.
First of all, the essay on Buddhism was actually not very good. There was very little substance in it, very little information, but a lot of dumbed-down postmodernist philosophy.
Second, there's very little description of reality on the ground, so to speak. If you don't know what worship at a Taoist temple is like, you won't find out by reading this book.
Finally, one thing that interests me is state formality and ritual, and state art and architecture, and how it reflects/interprets religious traditions. It would have been asking for too much to have that included I suppose. Nevertheless, in my idiosyncratic way I wish it had been included.
Very well done collection of essays.
--author of A Galaxy of Immortal Women: The Yin Side of Chinese Civilization