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Author Arthur, Shawn, author
Title Contemporary religions in China / Shawn Arthur
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
book jacket
 Chinese Lit.&Phi. Lib.  209.2 A788    AVAILABLE    30580003459992
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  BL1803 A791 2019    AVAILABLE    30530001312073
Descript vii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Setting the stage an defining terms -- Entering temples -- Understanding and interacting with deities, spirits, and ancestors -- Interacting with auspiciousness -- Interacting with fate, fortune, and chance -- Lay goals and major issues : why practice religion?
"Folk and popular religion is a very significant part of Chinese religious life, especially in rural areas. Contemporary Religions in China focuses on the religious activities of the laypeople of contemporary China and their ideas of what it means to be 'religious' and to practice 'religion.' Throughout, the discussion is illustrated with case studies, textboxes, images, thought questions, and further reading, which help to capture what religion is like, how and why it is practiced, and what 'religion' means for regular, everyday people across China in the twenty-first century. Contemporary Religions in China is an ideal introduction to religion in China for undergraduate students of religion, Chinese studies and anthropology" -- Provided by publisher
Subject China -- Religion -- 21st century
China -- Religious life and customs
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