Paradigm shifts in early and modern Chinese religion : a history

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Full title: Paradigm shifts in early and modern Chinese religion : a history / by John Lagerwey.
Main author: Lagerwey, John, (Author)
Format: Book           

Summary: "From the fifth century BC to the present and dealing with the Three Teachings (Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism) as well as popular religion, this introduction to the eight-volume Early and Modern Chinese Religion explores key ideas and events in four periods of paradigm shift in the intertwined histories of Chinese religion, politics, and culture. It shows how, in the Chinese church-state, elite processes of rationalization, interiorization, and secularization are at work in every period of major change and how popular religion gradually emerges to a position of dominance by means of a long history of at once resisting, adapting to, and collaborating with elite-driven change. Topics covered include ritual, scripture, philosophy, state policy, medicine, sacred geography, gender, and the economy. It also serves as the basis for an on-line Coursera course"--
Language: English
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]
Classmark: CC299 /537179
Series: Handbook of oriental studies = Handbuch der Orientalistik ; Section Four, China, volume 34
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9789004383111
ISSN: 0169-9520 ;