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Religions in China today
Overmyer, Daniel L., 1935-
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Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2003]

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viii, 235 pages ; 24 cm.
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A variety of religious traditions has revived in China in the last fifteen to twenty years, with important implications for society and politics. This volume is an introduction to their activities in their cultural and political contexts, intended for non-specialist readers. Articles include: Belief in Control: Regulation of Religion in China, Local Communal Religion in Contemporary Southeast China, The Cult of the Silkworm Mother as a Core of Local Community Religion in a North China Village, Local Religion in Hong Kong and Macau, Religion and the State in Post-war Taiwan, Daoism in China Today, 1980-2002, Buddhist China at the Century's Turn, Islam in China: Accommodation or Separatism?, Catholic Revival during the Reform Era, Chinese Protestant Christianity Today, Healing Sects and Anti-Cult Campaigns.

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
1 Religion in China today: introductionDaniel L. Overmyer
2 Belief in control: regulation of religion in ChinaPitman B. Potter
3 Local communal religion in contemporary south-east ChinaKenneth Dean
4 The cult of the silkworm mother as a core of local community religion in a north China village: field study in Zhiwuying, BaodingHebei Fan Lizhu
5 A nameless but active religion: an anthropologist's view of local religion in Hong Kong and MacauTik-Sang Liu
6 Religion and the state in post-warTaiwan Paul R. Katz
7 Daoism in China today, 1980-2002Lai Chi-Tim
8 Buddhist China at the century's turnRaoul Birnbaum
9 Islam in China: accommodation or separatism?Dru C. Gladney
10 Catholic revival during the reform eraRichard Madsen
11 Chinese Protestant Christianity todayDaniel H. Bays
12 Healing sects and anti-cult campaignsNancy N. Chen
Glossary of Chinese terms