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State, market, and religions in Chinese societies / edited by Fenggang Yang and Joseph B. Tamney
Bib ID 3604000
Format BookBook
Description Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005 
viii, 258 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9004145974

Religion and the social order, 1061-5210 ; v. 11.


"This new collection of original studies about mainland China and Taiwan focuses especially on the role of the state and market in affecting religious developments in these societies. Information was gathered by participant observation and interviews primarily, and the analysis of documents secondarily. Topics covered include: the growing interest in the study of religion, the methods used by Christians to be able to coexist with a communist government, revival techniques being used by Buddhist monks, the strategies of Daoist priests and sect leaders to attract followers, the significance of mass-circulating morality books, and the ongoing debate about the significance of nature of Confucianism. The book will interest social scientists, religious specialists, journalists, and others who want to understand the changing nature of Chinese societies, and those interested in religious change in modernizing societies."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Preface / William H. Swatos, Jr.
  • Introduction / Joseph B. Tamney
  • 1. Between secularist ideology and desecularizing reality : the birth and growth of religious research in communist China / Fenggang Yang
  • 2. The cross faces the loudspeakers : a village church perseveres under state power / Jianbo Huang and Fenggang Yang
  • 3. The Bailin Buddhist temple : thriving under communism / Fenggang Yang and Dedong Wei
  • 4. Of temples and tourists : the effects of the tourist political economy on a minority Buddhist community in Southwest China / Thomas Borchert
  • 5. The changing economy of temple Daoism in Shanghai / Der-Ruey Yang
  • 6. Temples and the religious economy / Graeme Lang, Selina Chan and Lars Ragvald
  • 7. Helping people to fulfill vows : commitment mechanism in a Chinese sect / Paul Yunfeng Lu
  • 8. Morality books and the moral order : a study of moral sustaining function of morality books in Taiwan / Chi-shiang Ling.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects China -- Religion.  |  Religion and politics -- China.
Other authors/contributors Tamney, Joseph B  |  Yang, Fenggang


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