Since the end of the late twentieth century, religion in all its varied forms has come to play an increasingly visible and dynamic role in the transformation of Chinese societies. This vitality of religious practice challenges the secularization theories that are at the heart of modern social science and it directs renewed attention to the role of religion throughout Chinese history. This series features monographs and edited volumes investigating the full range of religious practices in all Chinese societies, including Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau, Taiwan, as well as overseas Chinese communities throughout Southeast Asia and elsewhere. It includes research from all disciplines in the social sciences and humanities that describes, documents, and interprets religious practices, beliefs, and the many forms of religious community in Chinese societies.
Religion in Chinese Societies
Edited by Kenneth Dean, McGill University, Richard Madsen University of California, San Diego, and David Palmer, University of Hong Kong
Yong Chen, El Colegio de Mexico
Confucianism as Religion tackles the perennially controversial question of whether Confucianism is a religion and proposes a holistic and contextual approach to the issue.
Peter Tze Ming Ng, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Viewing Chinese Christianity from a globalization perspective, this volume describes the interplay of “universal” and “particular” aspects as well as the global and local forces which shaped the characteristics of Chinese Christianity.
Edited by Yang Fenggang and Joseph Tamney†
Confucianism is reviving in China and spreading in America. This multidisciplinary volume includes philosophical and theological articulations of Confucianism and other spiritual traditions for the modern and globalizing world, and empirical studies of and analytical reflections on Confucianism ...
Edited by Mineke Schipper, Ye Shuxian, and Yin Hubin
This book makes a provocative case for the comparative study of China’s oral and written myth traditions in different languages and cultures. It opens new doors to the study of Chinese mythologies, a surprising and so far almost unknown world outside China.
Edited by Yang Fenggang and Graeme Lang
This book provides a sampling of recent field studies of religions in China, along with theoretical reflections by sociologists, anthropologists and religious studies scholars, both inside and outside China, on the revival of the social scientific study of religion in Chinese societies.
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