Borrowed place : mission stations and local adaption in early twentieth-century Hunan

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Full title: Borrowed place : mission stations and local adaption in early twentieth-century Hunan / by Riika-Leena Juntunen.
Main author: Juntunen, Riika-Leena.
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Summary: In 'Borrowed place: Mission stations and local adaption in early Twentieth-century Hunan' Riika-Leena Juntunen creates a microhistorical narrative around the establishment, reception, and development of Lizhou protestant stations during the turbulent years of popular nationalism and early communist activity. The book examines the changing place identity around the stations from political, religious, ritual, cultural, and gendered perspectives, revealing a Chinese semi-religious community with varying motivations and in constant dialogue with its surroundings. The group developed its own normative code and hierarchy, and it offered both economic and religious benefits according to local models. Yet the developing political situation also meant it had to solve the question of anti-foreignism to be able to continue its existence.
Language: English
Published: Leiden : Brill, [2015]
Classmark: 266.009512/15
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Series: Religion in Chinese societies ; v. 9.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-360) and index.
ISBN: 9789004302945 (electronic book)
ISSN: 1877-6264 ;
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