Enlightened martyrdom: the hidden side of Falun Gong

"Enlightened Martyrdom: The Hidden Side of Falun Gong provides a comprehensive overview of Falun Gong: the movement's background, history, beliefs and practices. But whereas prior treatments have generally tended to downplay Falun Gong's 'dark side,' in Enlightened Martyrdom...

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Contributors: Lewis, James R. 1949- (Editor) ; Chao, Huang (Editor)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Sheffield, UK Bristol, CT Equinox Publishing Ltd 2019
In:Year: 2019
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Falun Gong / Religious life / Social behavior / Political behavior
B Falun Gong / Sect / Religious movement / Oppression
IxTheo Classification:AZ New religious movements
KBM Asia
Further subjects:B Falun Gong (Organization)
B Collection of essays
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Summary:"Enlightened Martyrdom: The Hidden Side of Falun Gong provides a comprehensive overview of Falun Gong: the movement's background, history, beliefs and practices. But whereas prior treatments have generally tended to downplay Falun Gong's 'dark side,' in Enlightened Martyrdom, we have made an effort to include treatments of the less palatable aspects of this movement"--
The religion and politics of Falun Gong / Junpeng Li -- The doctrine of Li Hongzhi : Falun Gong : between sectarianism and universal salvation / David A. Palmer -- From spiritual healing to protest : Falun Gong's emerging culture of martyrdom / Susan J. Palmer -- Burning faith : interpreting the 1.23 Incident / James R. Lewis -- Devil killing and the essence of Falun Gong / Fang Yong -- The self-contradictions in Li Hongzhi's statements about illness / Cao Yan -- Scientific or anti-scientific : a critical analysis of "science" discourses in Falun Gong / Wang Chengjun -- "You don't want to have that kind of thought in your mind" : Li Hongzhi, aliens, and science / Stefano Bigliardi -- Falun Gong's attack on academic freedom / Helen Farley -- Friendly fire : how Falun Gong mistook me for an enemy / Heather Kavan -- The Falun Gong political narrative : creating the illusion of so-called "forced organ harvesting" / Campbell Fraser -- "Clarifying the truth" : Falun Gong's media strategies / James R. Lewis
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:1781794995