Asian Studies: Chinese Religion

  • Islam and Chinese Society: Genealogies, Lineage and Local Communities book cover

    Islam and Chinese Society

    Genealogies, Lineage and Local Communities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jianxiong Ma, Oded Abt, Jide Yao

    This book explores the long history in China of Chinese Muslims, known as the Hui people, and regarded as a minority, though in fact they are distinguished by religion rather than ethnicity. It shows how over time Chinese Muslims adopted Chinese practices as these evolved in wider Chinese society,…

    Hardback – 2020-04-13 
    Routledge
    The Historical Anthropology of Chinese Society Series

  • Buddhist Modernities: Re-inventing Tradition in the Globalizing Modern World book cover

    Buddhist Modernities

    Re-inventing Tradition in the Globalizing Modern World, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hanna Havnevik, Ute Hüsken, Mark Teeuwen, Vladimir Tikhonov, Koen Wellens

    The transformations Buddhism has been undergoing in the modern age have inspired much research over the last decade. The main focus of attention has been the phenomenon known as Buddhist modernism, which is defined as a conscious attempt to adjust Buddhist teachings and practices in conformity with…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Chinese Theology and Translation: The Christianity of the Jesuit Figurists and their Christianized Yijing book cover

    Chinese Theology and Translation

    The Christianity of the Jesuit Figurists and their Christianized Yijing, 1st Edition

    By Sophie Ling-chia Wei

    This book uncovers the Jesuits’ mystic theological interpretation in the translation of the Book of Changes (the Yijing) in their mission in China. The book analyzes how Jesuit Figurists incorporated their intralingual translation of the Yijing, the Classical and vernacular use of Chinese language…

    Hardback – 2019-10-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • The Ming World book cover

    The Ming World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kenneth M Swope

    The Ming World draws together scholars from all over the world to bring China’s Ming Dynasty (1368-1662) to life, exploring recent scholarly trends and academic debates that highlight the dynamism of the Ming and its key place in the early modern world. The book is designed to replicate the…

    Hardback – 2019-09-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • Why Traditional Chinese Philosophy Still Matters: The Relevance of Ancient Wisdom for the Global Age book cover

    Why Traditional Chinese Philosophy Still Matters

    The Relevance of Ancient Wisdom for the Global Age, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ming Dong Gu

    Traditional Chinese philosophy, if engaged at all, is often regarded as an object of antiquated curiosity and dismissed as unimportant in the current age of globalization. Written by a team of internationally renowned scholars, this book, however, challenges this judgement and offers an in-depth…

    Paperback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge

  • Christianity and the Transformation of Physical Education and Sport in China book cover

    Christianity and the Transformation of Physical Education and Sport in China

    1st Edition

    By Huijie Zhang, Fan Hong, Fuhua Huang

    Despite the popularity of sport in contemporary China, the practice of physical education is not indigenous to its culture. Strenuous physical activity was traditionally linked to low class and status in the pre-modern Chinese society. The concept of modern PE was introduced to China by Western…

    Paperback – 2019-05-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Sport, Culture and Society

  • Modernist Reformers in Islam, Hinduism and Confucianism, 1865-1935: Peripheral Geoculture in the Modern World-System book cover

    Modernist Reformers in Islam, Hinduism and Confucianism, 1865-1935

    Peripheral Geoculture in the Modern World-System, 1st Edition

    By Christian Lekon

    This volume presents a comparison of seven major religious reformers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: For Islam, Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani, Muhammad ‘Abduh and Muhammad Rashid Rida; for Hinduism, Dayananda Sarasvati and Swami Shraddhananda; for Confucianism, K’ang Yu-wei and…

    Hardback – 2019-04-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • Development Across Faith Boundaries book cover

    Development Across Faith Boundaries

    1st Edition

    Edited by Anthony Ware, Matthew Clarke

    Faith-based organisations (FBOs) have long been recognised as having an advantage in delivering programs and interventions amongst communities of the same faith. However, many FBOs today work across a variety of contexts, including with local partners and communities of different faiths. Likewise,…

    Paperback – 2019-04-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion and Development

  • Catholics and Everyday Life in Macau: Changing Meanings of Religiosity, Morality and Civility book cover

    Catholics and Everyday Life in Macau

    Changing Meanings of Religiosity, Morality and Civility, 1st Edition

    By Chen Hon-Fai

    Catholicism has had an important place in Macau since the earliest days of Portuguese colonization in the sixteenth century. This book, based on extensive original research including in-depth interviews, examines in detail the everyday life of Catholics in Macau at present. It outlines the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • Chinese Buddhism and Traditional Culture book cover

    Chinese Buddhism and Traditional Culture

    1st Edition

    By Litian Fang

    Since the first century, when Buddhism entered China, the foreign religion has influenced and been influenced in turn by traditional Chinese culture, and eventually became an important part of it. That is one of the great historical themes not only for China but also for East Asia. This book…

    Hardback – 2018-12-13
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

  • Indigenous Sacred Natural Sites and Spiritual Governance: The Legal Case for Juristic Personhood book cover

    Indigenous Sacred Natural Sites and Spiritual Governance

    The Legal Case for Juristic Personhood, 1st Edition

    By John Studley

    Since time immemorial indigenous people have engaged in legal relationships with other-than-human-persons. These relationships are exemplified in enspirited sacred natural sites, which are owned and governed by numina spirits that can potentially place legal demands on humankind in return for…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability

  • Xinjiang in the Twenty-First Century: Islam, Ethnicity and Resistance book cover

    Xinjiang in the Twenty-First Century

    Islam, Ethnicity and Resistance, 1st Edition

    By Michael Dillon

    There has been a significant increase in the twenty-first century in the frequency and intensity of violent incidents in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, the far northwest province of China, where the Uyghurs, the Turkic-speaking Muslim people who historically constituted the majority…

    Hardback – 2018-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

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