Chinese & Japanese Religions Products

  • Media and New Religions in Japan

    By Erica Baffelli

    Japanese "new religions" (shinshukyo) have used various media forms for training, communicating with members, presenting their messages, reinforcing or protecting the image of the leader, and, potentially, attracting converts. In this book the complex and dual relationship between media and new…

    Hardback – 2016-03-07 
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • Religions in the Modern World

    Traditions and Transformations, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Linda Woodhead, Christopher Partridge, Hiroko Kawanami

    Religions in the Modern World: Traditions and Transformations, Third Edition is the ideal textbook for those coming to the study of religion for the first time, as well as for those who wish to keep up-to-date with the latest perspectives in the field. This third edition contains new and upgraded…

    Paperback – 2016-01-29 

  • Introducing Japanese Religion

    2nd Edition

    By Robert Ellwood

    Now in its Second Edition, Introducing Japanese Religion is the ideal resource for undergraduate students. This edition features new material on folk and popular religion, including shamanism, festivals, and practices surrounding death and funerals. Robert Ellwood also updates the text to discuss…

    Paperback – 2016-01-28 
    World Religions

  • Ascetic Practices in Japanese Religion

    By Tullio Federico Lobetti

    Ascetic practices are a common feature of religion in Japan, practiced by different religious traditions. This book looks at these ascetic practices in an inter-sectarian and inter-doctrinal fashion, in order to highlight the underlying themes common to all forms of asceticism. It does so by…

    Paperback – 2016-01-22 
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • Japanese Buddhism

    By Sir Charles Eliot

    Written as a companion to Eliot's 3-volume Hinduism and Buddhism this text begins with an overview of Buddhism as practiced in India and China before presenting an in depth account of the history of Buddhism in Japan. It follows the development of the Buddhist movement…

    Paperback – 2015-08-21

  • Japanese Religions and Globalization

    By Ugo Dessì

    This book analyzes the variety of ways through which Japanese religions (Buddhism, Shinto, and new religious movements) contribute to the dynamics of accelerated globalization in recent decades. It looks at how Japanese religions provide material to cultural global flows, thus acting as carriers of…

    Paperback – 2015-08-21
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West

    Between Mind and Body

    Edited by Geoffrey Samuel, Jay Johnston

    Subtle-body practices are found particularly in Indian, Indo-Tibetan and East Asian societies, but have become increasingly familiar in Western societies, especially through the various healing and yogic techniques and exercises associated with them. This book explores subtle-body practices from a…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Religion and Mobility in a Globalising Asia

    New Ethnographic Explorations

    Edited by Sin Wen Lau, Nanlai Cao

    This volume examines the dynamic, mutually constitutive, relationship between religion and mobility in the contemporary era of Asian globalisation in which an increasing number of people have been displaced, forcefully or voluntarily, by an expanding global market economy and lasting regional…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23

  • Daoism in Japan

    Chinese traditions and their influence on Japanese religious culture

    Edited by Jeffrey L. Richey

    Like an ancient river, Daoist traditions introduced from China once flowed powerfully through the Japanese religious landscape, forever altering its topography and ecology. Daoism’s presence in Japan still may be discerned in its abiding influence on astrology, divination, festivals, literature,…

    Hardback – 2015-05-19
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

  • Taoism

    Edited by Russell Kirkland

    These fifty-nine pioneering articles by scholars from around the world (17 women / 22 men) showcase recent advances in Taoist Studies. Instead of upholding conventional paradigms, these innovative studies expand our very concepts of Taoism by probing social and historical dimensions unimagined by…

    Hardback – 2015-04-29
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

  • Asian Religions, Technology and Science

    Edited by István Keul

    Over the past five decades, the field of religion-and-science scholarship has experienced a considerable expansion. This volume explores the historical and contemporary perspectives of the relationship between religion, technology and science with a focus on South and East Asia. These three areas…

    Hardback – 2015-04-13
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Building Temples in China

    Memories, Tourism and Identities

    By Selina Ching Chan, Graeme Lang

    Much has been written on how temples are constructed or reconstructed for reviving local religious and communal life or for recycling tradition after the market reforms in China. The dynamics between the state and society that lie behind the revival of temples and religious practices initiated by…

    Hardback – 2015-02-25
    Anthropology of Asia

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