Religion in China
Major Concepts and Minority Positions
Reihe: Sitzungsberichte der philosophisch-historischen Klasse, Band: 862
Reihe: Beiträge zur Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens, Band: 85
Format: 254 Seiten, 22,5x15cm, broschiert
Religions of foreign origin have
shaped Chinese cultural history much stronger than generally assumed and
continue to have impact on Chinese society in varying regional degrees. The
essays collected in the present volume put a special emphasis on these “foreign”
and less familiar aspects of Chinese religion. Apart from an introductory
article on Daoism (the prototypical autochthonous religion of China), the
volume reflects China’s encounter with religions of the so-called Western
Regions, starting from the adoption of Indian Buddhism to early settlements of
religious minorities from the Near East (Islam, Christianity, and Judaism) and
the early modern debates between Confucians and Christian missionaries.
Contemporary religious minorities, their specific social problems, and their
regional diversities are discussed in the cases of Abrahamitic traditions in
China. The volume therefore contributes to our understanding of most recent and
potentially violent religio-political phenomena such as, for instance, Islamist
movements in the People’s Republic of China.
An electronic version of this book is freely available, thanks to the support of libraries working with Knowledge Unlatched. More information about the initiative and links to the Open Access version can be found at www.knowledgeunlatched.org.
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