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Adherence and Conversion to Daoism  

Louis Komjathy

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Apr 2014
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May 2014
The chapter examines adherence and conversion in the Daoist religious tradition. In addition to discussing “conversion” as a comparative category and as a cultural phenomenon in China, ... More

American News Coverage of Chinese Uighurs  

Dalia Hashad

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
Uighurs, a religiously and ethnically distinct Chinese Muslim community who are largely Sunni Muslims, share more in common with their Central Asian neighbors, ethnically and culturally, ... More

Asia  

Scott W. Sunquist

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Oct 2017
Asian ecumenism began as a pragmatic concern of Western mission agencies, but was catalysed under the pressure of Japanese imperialism early in the twentieth century. National ecumenical ... More

Chinese (Confucian) Philosophical Theology  

John H. Berthrong

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2009
This article on Chinese philosophical theology discusses the following topics: Confucian religiosity, the Confucian way of being religious, classical Confucianism, the Zhongyong, the new ... More

Chinese Islamic Communities  

Dru C. Gladney

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
There are almost twenty million Muslims in China, constituting a diverse community that is both multi-ethnic and, within Islam, multi-religious. There are ten official Muslim nationalities ... More

Chinese Millennial Movements  

Scott Lowe

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
Class apathy and a selective process of record keeping created fertile grounds for uprise in China. This article throws light on two of the earliest millennialist movements in China, ... More

A Chinese Religions Perspective  

Chung-Ying Cheng

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Dec 2010
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Jan 2011
In China, there is a strong underlying philosophy that explicitly recognizes religious diversity and diversification as a way of extension and duration, even though diversity can be seen ... More

Christian Communities in China  

Richard Madsen

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
Christianity in China is a relatively new import from the West. During the seventeenth century, European missionary orders, especially the Jesuits and Dominicans, entered China and began ... More

Confucianism and the Arts  

Deborah A. Sommer

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
In this chapter, the term “Confucian” refers to East Asian beliefs and practices influenced by a corpus of historical, ritual, and philosophical literature compiled by the fourth century ... More

Confucianism, Moral Education, and Childhood Development  

Erin M. Cline

This article discusses Confucian views on childhood moral development, focusing especially on accounts of moral cultivation in the classical and Han periods. Beginning very early, ... More

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