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Daoism and Anarchism: Critiques of State Autonomy in Ancient and Modern China

Daoism and Anarchism: Critiques of State Autonomy in Ancient and Modern China

John A. Rapp, Daoism and Anarchism: Critiques of State Autonomy in Ancient and Modern China. Contemporary Anarchist Studies series; New York and London: Continuum Books, 2012; 303pp; ISBN 978-1-4411-7880-0. Daoism and Anarchism is both timely and topical. The book came out just at a time when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), simultaneously...

Thomas Jansen17 Sep 2016Leave a comment

Religion in China and its Modern Fate

Religion in China and its Modern Fate

Paul R. Katz. Religion in China and Its Modern Fate: The Menahem Stern Jerusalem Lectures. Waltham, Mass.: Brandeis University Press/ Historical Society of Israel, 2014. 264 pp. 10 illus., 2 maps, 2 tables. $40.00 (pb). ISBN: 978-1-61168-543-5. Written by Joachim Gentz Academic books come in different genres to satisfy the great variety of...

Thomas Jansen28 Jan 2016Leave a comment

Religious Experience in Contemporary Taiwan and China

Religious Experience in Contemporary Taiwan and China

Tsai Yen-zen, ed., Religious Experience in Contemporary Taiwan and China. Taipei: Chengchi University Press, 2013. xi+388 pages. Paperback, 500 NT$. ISBN: 978-986-6475-46-7. Written by Esther-Maria Guggenmos This book presents and discusses the results of the Religious Experience Survey in Taiwan (henceforth REST), a new survey that complements...

Thomas Jansen08 Jun 2015Leave a comment

India in the Chinese Imagination: Myth, Religion, and Thought

India in the Chinese Imagination: Myth, Religion, and Thought

Written by Malcolm McNeill. JOHN KIESCHNICK and MEIR SHAHAR, eds., India in the Chinese Imagination: Myth, Religion, and Thought. Encounters with Asia. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. viii, 352 pages. $65.00/£42.50. ISBN: 978-0-8122-4560-8. This volume offers a range of insightful approaches to China’s reception of Indian...

Thomas Jansen13 Jan 2015Leave a comment

China, Christianity, and the Question of Culture

China, Christianity, and the Question of Culture

Written by Naomi Thurston. Yang Huilin. China, Christianity, and the Question of Culture. Edited by Zhang Jing. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2014. x+264 pages. Hardback, US$ 59.95. ISBN 978-1-4813-0017-9. China, Christianity, and the Question of Culture is the second English volume introducing recent works by the Chinese contemporary...

Thomas Jansen12 Nov 2014Leave a comment

Quanzhen Daoists in Chinese Society and Culture

Quanzhen Daoists in Chinese Society and Culture

Written by Volker Olles. XUN LIU and VINCENT GOOSSAERT, eds., Quanzhen Daoists in Chinese Society and Culture, 1500–2010. China Research Monograph 70. Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, 2013. xiii, 382 pages. US$30.00 (pb). ISBN-13: 978-1-55729-107-3 Quanzhen 全真 or “Complete Perfection” denotes a main branch of the...

Thomas Jansen12 Nov 2014Leave a comment

Confucian Rituals and Chinese Villagers

Confucian Rituals and Chinese Villagers

Written by Joseph Tse-Hei Lee (李榭熙) Liu, Yonghua. Confucian Rituals and Chinese Villagers: Ritual Change and Social Transformation in a Southeastern Chinese Community, 1368–1949. Religion in Chinese Societies, vol. 6. Leiden and Boston: E. J. Brill, 2013. xv, 326 pp. EUR 125.00/US$ 162.00 (hc). ISBN: 9789004257245. Yonghua Liu 劉永華 of...

Thomas Jansen25 Apr 2014Leave a comment

Chinese and European Perspectives on the Study of Chinese Popular Religions

Chinese and European Perspectives on the Study of Chinese Popular Religions

Written by Jana Hermanova Clart, Philip (ed.). Chinese and European Perspectives on the Study of Chinese Popular Religions/Zhongguo minjian zongjiao, minjian xinyang yanjiu zhi Zhong Ou shijiao 中國民間宗教、民間信仰研究之中歐視角. Zhongguo minjian xinyang xilie 中國民間信仰系列, vol. 2. Taibei: Boyang wenhua...

Thomas Jansen15 Mar 2014Leave a comment

Robert Morrison and the Protestant Plan for China

Robert Morrison and the Protestant Plan for China

Written by Naomi Thurston Daily, Christopher A. Robert Morrison and the Protestant Plan for China. Royal Asiatic Society Books. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2013. xiii, 261 pp. US$60.00 (hb). ISBN 978-988-8208-03-6 Robert Morrison (Ma Lixun 馬禮遜, 1782–1834), as sympathetic biographers have long argued, was a pioneer...

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23 May 2016 / Norbert Francis

Yes, this was an interesting study by Chang and Lu of bilingualism and perceptions of the ...

25 May 2015 / Ming-Yeh Rawnsley

I just want to echo Gary's comments and to alert to readers who may be interested in Routl...

24 May 2015 / Gary Rawnsley

Thanks for the inclusion, Jon. Readers may also be interested in the newly published Routl...

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