Religion in China: Ties that Bind [Pehme köide]

  • Formaat: Paperback / softback, 200 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 210x151x20 mm, kaal: 372 g
  • Sari: China Today
  • Ilmumisaeg: 29-Mar-2019
  • Kirjastus: Polity Press
  • ISBN-10: 0745679161
  • ISBN-13: 9780745679167
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  • Formaat: Paperback / softback, 200 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 210x151x20 mm, kaal: 372 g
  • Sari: China Today
  • Ilmumisaeg: 29-Mar-2019
  • Kirjastus: Polity Press
  • ISBN-10: 0745679161
  • ISBN-13: 9780745679167
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In recent years, there has been an astonishing revival of religious practices in China. Rather than counting the number of religious practitioners or measuing the growth in the number of temples and churches, anthropologist Adam Yuet Chau's vivid study explores how religion is embedded in contemporary Chinese lives and society, from personal devotion to community-wide festivals.

Covering Buddhism, Daoism and folk religion, as well as Christianity and Islam, this ethnographically rich book provides crucial insights into the contemporary relevance of religious traditions in Chinese societies. By considering the ways in which Chinese people ‘do’ religion on the ground, Chau reveals how religious practice plays a critical role in establishing and maintaining a wide range of relationships: between people, spirits, and places; ritual service providers and their customers; the state and religious groups. Chau argues that relationality is the key anchor of religious lifeworlds in China, and this insight demands an entirely new way of approaching religion in China.

This lively account will appeal to those studying or curious about Chinese or East Asian religions. Accessibly written, it serves as a perfect gateway to understanding the vibrant religious practices in China today.

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"A wonderfully lucid and readable introduction to Chinese religious practices. Chau invites the reader to look at how Chinese people do religion and presents an astonishingly wide spectrum of religious activities. A real treat!" Peter van der Veer, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity "In this highly readable survey of popular religiosity in contemporary China, Chau clears the path to understanding religion not through the frequently superimposed categories of scripture and faiths, but through the effervescent and solemn ways in which Chinese 'do' religion." Prasenjit Duara, Duke University

Figures
viii
Map
x
Chronology xi
Acknowledgments xiv
Notes on Orthography and Pronunciation xv
Introduction: Relationality at the Heart of Religion in China 1(22)
1 Understanding Religious Diversity: Five Modalities of Doing Religion
23(11)
2 Interacting with Cods, Ghosts, and Ancestors
34(26)
3 Festivals and Pilgrimages
60(39)
4 Ritual Service Providers and Their Clients
99(35)
5 Communities and Networks
134(28)
6 State-Religion Relations
162(27)
Conclusions 189(6)
List of Chinese Terms 195(7)
Notes 202(7)
Further Reading 209(3)
References 212(10)
Index 222
Adam Yuet Chau is University Senior Lecturer in the Anthropology of Modern China in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow at St John's College.