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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

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

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