Religion and Nationalism in Chinese Societies

Edited by Cheng-tian Kuo

Religion and Nationalism in Chinese Societies

Edited by Cheng-tian Kuo

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

444 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth $130.00 ISBN: 9789462984394 Published December 2017 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
This book explores the interaction between religion and nationalism in the Chinese societies of mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Cheng-tian Kuo analyzes the dominant religions, including Chinese Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Daoism, Christianity, Islam, and folk religions, but he also goes beyond that, showing how in recent decades the Chinese state has tightened its control over religion to an unprecedented degree. Indeed, it could almost be said to have constructed a wholly new religion, Chinese Patriotism. The same period, however, has seen the growth of democratic civil religions, which could challenge the state.
 
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