Social scientific studies of religion in China: methodology, theories, and findings

The revival of religious belief and practice in China over the past thirty years, after decades of severe repression, has attracted much attention by scholars. Social scientific studies of religion by mainland Chinese scholars has also increased in recent years, using theories and methods developed...

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Corporate Authors: ebrary, Inc (Other); Beijing Summit on Chinese Spirituality and Society, (8-10 Oct. 2008, Peking University) (Other)
Contributors: Yang, Fenggang 1962- (Other); Lang, Graeme (Other)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Leiden Boston Brill 2011
Series/Journal:Religion in Chinese societies v. 1
Further subjects:B Religion and sociology (China) Congresses
B China Religion Congresses
B Conference program
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Summary:The revival of religious belief and practice in China over the past thirty years, after decades of severe repression, has attracted much attention by scholars. Social scientific studies of religion by mainland Chinese scholars has also increased in recent years, using theories and methods developed mainly outside China. Increasingly, mainland scholars are also debating whether theories and concepts developed in western societies are fully appropriate for the study of religion in Chinese societies. This volume presents a selection of papers by sociologists, anthropologists, and historians of re
Item Description:"This volume includes chapters that were initially presented at the thematic sessions of the Beijing Summit on Chinese Spirituality and Society at Peking University on October 8-10, 2008, but they have undergone significant revisions in light of the discussions during and after the conference."-Acknowledgements
Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:9004182462