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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

Conversion and Confucianism  

Anna Sun

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Apr 2014
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May 2014
This chapter discusses how one becomes a Confucian in Chinese society. Unlike the conversion process in religious traditions that have a clear initiation ritual such as baptism, there is ... More

“Conversion” and the Resurgence of Indigenous Religion in China  

Fan Lizhu and Chen Na

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Apr 2014
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May 2014
This study suggests that the term “conversion” is deeply embedded in the institutionalized Christian context and may not be an appropriate approach to understand China’s religious ... More

Daoism and Nature  

James Miller

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Nov 2006
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Sep 2009
The sciences of evolution, ecology, and environment are ushering in a new understanding of the time, place, and responsibilities of human beings within nature. Evolution tells us that ... More

The Early Chinese Endeavor to Interpret Early Chinese Religions  

K.E. Brashier

Early Chinese writers rose above particular descriptions of spirits and sacrifices to a meta-discourse about the nature of spirits and the meaning of sacrifices. That is, they themselves ... More

Japan  

Sarah Whylly

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Nov 2013
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Oct 2013
What does it mean to be an atheist in Japan and what do the Japanese understand to be the difference between being non-religious and being atheist? When and under what conditions do such ... More

Jesuits and China  

Benoît Vermander SJ

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Apr 2015
Arriving in China at the end of the sixteenth century, Jesuit missionaries experimented with an inventive policy of accommodation that relied on the support and insights of converted ... More

The Modern Endeavor to Interpret Early Chinese Religions  

K.E. Brashier

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Feb 2015
Early Chinese religions consist of individual religious components, on one hand, and the systems uniting those components, on the other, but the systems get lost over time. Hence, when we ... More

Motifs for a New Confucian Ecological Vision  

John Berthrong

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Nov 2006
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Sep 2009
Philosophy and religious studies are becoming more global in scope, and therefore projects constructing comparative philosophy and theology are emerging as thinkers from the historic ... More

Popular Religion in Mainland China  

Christian Jochim

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
In China, much of religious activity has been practiced outside the institutional forms of Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Taoism, and other major religions. This activity has been ... More

Taoism and the Arts  

Deborah A. Sommer

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
In this chapter, the term Daoist refers to beliefs and practices associated with the apprehension of the Dao, a term that literally means way, ways, road, or path. At the cosmic level, the ... More

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