The Religious Question in Modern China by Vincent Goossaert,David A. Palmer PDF

By Vincent Goossaert,David A. Palmer

Recent events—from strife in Tibet and the swift progress of Christianity in China to the miraculous growth of chinese language Buddhist enterprises round the globe—vividly display that one can't comprehend the trendy chinese language global with no attending heavily to the query of faith. The non secular query in smooth China highlights parallels and contrasts among historic occasions, political regimes, and cultural routine to discover how faith has challenged and answered to secular chinese language modernity, from 1898 to the present.

Vincent Goossaert and David A. Palmer piece jointly the puzzle of faith in China now not through having a look individually at diverse religions in numerous contexts, yet via writing a unified tale of ways faith has formed, and in flip been formed by means of, smooth chinese language society. From chinese language medication and the martial arts to communal temple cults and revivalist redemptive societies, the authors reveal that from the 19th century onward, because the chinese language kingdom shifted, the non secular panorama continually resurfaced in a bewildering number of outdated and new varieties. The spiritual query in smooth China integrates historic, anthropological, and sociological views in a entire evaluation of China’s spiritual heritage that's guaranteed to turn into an indispensible reference for experts and scholars alike.

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