Atlas of Religion in China Social and Geographical Contexts

Atlas of Religion in China  Social and Geographical Contexts

This atlas maps religious sites and describes social and demographic characteristics of religious believers in contemporary China.

Author: Fenggang Yang

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004369900

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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This atlas maps religious sites and describes social and demographic characteristics of religious believers in contemporary China.
Categories: Religion

Shades of Gray in the Changing Religious Markets of China

Shades of Gray in the Changing Religious Markets of China

... our research team has provided more historical, qualitative, and quantitative accounts of the tricolor religious market in the Atlas of Religion in China: Social and Geographical Contexts.57 Much more can be done in this regard.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004456747

Category: Religion

Page: 392

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This book is a collection of studies of various religious groups in the changing religious markets of China. These ethnographic studies demonstrate many shades of gray in the religious market and fluidity across the red, black, and gray markets.
Categories: Religion

Religion and China s Welfare Regimes

Religion and China s Welfare Regimes

“The Growth of a Taiwanese Buddhist Association in China: Soft Power and Institutional Learning. ... “IPO on Buddhist Mountain Makes Business of Religion.” China Daily ... Atlas of Religion in China: Social and Geographical Contexts.

Author: André Laliberté

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811672705

Category: Political Science

Page: 327

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This book presents the welfare regime of China as a liminal space where religious and state authorities struggle for legitimacy as new social forces emerge. It offers a unique analysis of relations between religion and state in the People’s Republic of China by presenting how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) tries to harness Buddhist resources to assist in the delivery of social services and sheds light on the intermingling of Buddhism and the state since 1949. This book will appeal to academics in social sciences and humanities and broader audiences interested in the social role of religions, charity, NGOs, and in social policy implementation. The author explores why the CCP turns to Buddhist followers and their leaders and presents a detailed view of Buddhist philanthropy, contextualized with an historical overview, a regional comparative perspective, and a review of policy debates. This book contributes to our understanding of secularity in a major non-Western society influenced by religions other than Christianity.
Categories: Political Science

The Formation of Regional Religious Systems in Greater China

The Formation of Regional Religious Systems in Greater China

6 Recently, the official PRC religious sites database has been used to form the basis of Yang Fenggang's Atlas of Religion in China: Social and Geographic Contexts (Yang 2020). There is both a published book version of the atlas and a ...

Author: Jiang Wu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000568394

Category: Science

Page: 266

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The rise of Spatial Humanities has spurred a digital revolution in the field of Chinese studies, especially in the study of religion. Based on years of data compilation and analysis of religious sites, this book explores the formation of Regional Religious Systems (RRS) in Greater China in unprecedented scope and depth. It addresses quantitatively the enduring historical and contemporary issues of China’s deep-rooted regionalism and spatially variegated cultural and religious landscape. A range of topics are explored: theoretical discussions of the concept of RRS; case studies of regional and local religious institutions; the formation of local cults and pilgrimage network; and the spread of religious networks to overseas Chinese communities and the Bon religion in Tibet. The book also considers long-standing challenges of researching with spatial data for humanities and social science research, such as data collection, integration, spatial analysis, and map creation. This book will be of interest to students and scholars in Religious Studies, Cultural Studies, Chinese Studies, Digital Humanities, Human Geography and Sociology.
Categories: Science

Digital Humanities and Research Methods in Religious Studies

Digital Humanities and Research Methods in Religious Studies

Our research team at the Center on Religion and Chinese Society (CRCS) at Purdue University developed digital tools as a ... see Fenggang Yang, Atlas of Religion in China: Social and Geographical Contexts (Leiden: Brill, ...

Author: Christopher D. Cantwell

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110573022

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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This volume provides practical, but provocative, case studies of exemplary projects that apply digital technology or methods to the study of religion. An introduction and 16 essays are organized by the kinds of sources digital humanities scholars use – texts, images, and places – with a final section on the professional and pedagogical issues digital scholarship raises for the study of religion.
Categories: Religion

Chinese Religions Going Global

Chinese Religions Going Global

The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World's Major Religious Groups as of 2010. Washington DC: Pew Research Center. ... Atlas of Religion in China: Social and Geographical Contexts. Leiden: Brill.

Author: Nanlai Cao

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004443327

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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This volume explores Chinese religions on a global stage so as to challenge the traditional dichotomy of the western global and the Chinese local, and to add a new perspective for understanding religious modernity globally. Contributors from four different continents aim at applying a social scientific approach to systematically researching the globalization of Chinese religions.
Categories: Religion

Christian Social Activism and Rule of Law in Chinese Societies

Christian Social Activism and Rule of Law in Chinese Societies

Democracy's Dharma: Religious Renaissance and Political Development in Taiwan. ... Schiffrin, Harrold Z. Sun Yat-sen and the Origins of the Chinese Revolution. ... Atlas of Religion in China: Social and Geographical Contexts.

Author: Chris White

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611463248

Category: History

Page: 422

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The historical analysis, theological reflections, and sociological observations found in the chapters of Christian Social Activism and Rule of Law in Chinese Societies reveal the vibrant influence of Christian individuals and groups on social, political, and legal activism in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and diasporic communities.
Categories: History

State of the Field and Disciplinary Approaches

State of the Field and Disciplinary Approaches

His research focuses on the sociology of religion, religious change in China and immigrant religion in the United States. He is the author of Atlas of Religion in China: Social and Geographical Contexts (2018), Religion in China: ...

Author: André Laliberté

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110547801

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

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The three-volume project 'Concepts and Methods for the Study of Chinese Religions' presents a history of the study of Chinese religions. It evaluates the current state of scholarship, discusses a variety of analytical approaches and theories about methodology, epistemology, and the ontology of the field. The three books display an interdisciplinary approach and offer debates that transcend national traditions. It engages with a variety of methodologies for the study of East Asian religions and promotes dialogues with Western and Chinese voices. This volume covers successive historical stages in the study of religion in modern China, draws out the genealogy of major figures and intellectual achievements in a variety of research traditions, and highlights as well the challenges and evolutions experienced by the main disciplines in the last 30 years. This volume serves as a reference for graduate students and scholars interested by religions in modern Chinese societies (i.e., mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Chinese communities oversea). Using a wide range of methods, from textual analysis to fieldwork, it presents case studies via the disciplines of religious studies, anthropology, sociology, history, and political science.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Religiosity Secularity and Pluralism in the Global East

Religiosity  Secularity and Pluralism in the Global East

Fenggang YANG is Professor of Sociology, the founding Director of the Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue ... He is the author of Atlas of Religion in China: Social and Geographical Contexts (2018), Religion in China: ...

Author: Fenggang Yang

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783038978084

Category: Religion

Page: 158

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This special issue includes 11 articles from the Inaugural Conference of the East Asian Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. It offers theoretical and methodological reflections, and covers various religions in different East Asian societies and diasporic communities.
Categories: Religion

Resistance Under Communist China

Resistance Under Communist China

Atlas of religion in China: Social and geographical contexts. Leiden and Boston, MA: Brill Academic Publishers. Zajak, S. (2017). Transnational activism, global labor governance, and China. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Author: Ray Wang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030141486

Category: Political Science

Page: 235

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This book examines religious activism—Christianity, Buddhism, and Taoism—in China, a powerful atheist state that provides one of the hardest challenges to existing methods of transnational activism. The author focuses on mechanisms used by three kinds of actors: protesters, advocates and opportunists, and uses regional, inter-faith, and international comparisons to understand why some foreign advocates can enter China and engage in illegal aid and missions to empower local activists, while the same groups cannot conduct the same activities in another geographically, economically and politically similar location. The stories in this book demonstrate a more inclusive and bottom-up approach of transnational activism; they challenge the conventional spiral theory paradigm of human rights literature and the narrow views about GONGOs in civil society literature. This new knowledge helps to sustain a more optimistic view and offers an alternative way of promoting human rights in China and countries with similar authoritarian environments.
Categories: Political Science