Religion: Chinese & Japanese Religions

  • 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

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-02-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Spaces of Spirituality book cover

    Spaces of Spirituality

    Edited by Nadia Bartolini, Sara MacKian, Steve Pile

    This book pushes the boundaries of geographies of religion to bring into focus questions of spirituality. By seeing religion through the lens of practice rather than as a set of beliefs, geographies of religion can be interpreted much more widely, bringing a whole range of other spiritual practices…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Culture, Space and Identity

  • Religion in Contemporary China book cover

    Religion in Contemporary China

    Edited by Xinzhong Yao

    This new 4 volume collection is an authoritative anthology containing the best scholarship on aspects of religion in contemporary China. The articles will focus on religious beliefs, practices and organisations as well as on the interactive relations between religion and other dimensions of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-13 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

  • Postcolonial Resistance and Asian Theology book cover

    Postcolonial Resistance and Asian Theology

    By Simon Shui-Man Kwan

    Presenting a fundamental re-thinking of Asian theology, this book focuses on theological indigenization in Asia in light of the postcolonial theory of resistance advanced by Homi K. Bhabha, among others. Two types of anti-colonialist resistance within Asian theologies are identified and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Awakening: An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thought book cover

    Awakening

    An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thought, 6th Edition

    By Patrick S. Bresnan

    Awakening: An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thought engages students with lively anecdotes, essential primary and secondary sources, an accessible writing style, and a clear historical approach. The text focuses primarily on India, China, and Japan, while showing the relationships that…

    Paperback – 2017-09-05
    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

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-06-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Sport, Culture and Society

  • Making Sense of the Secular: Critical Perspectives from Europe to Asia book cover

    Making Sense of the Secular

    Critical Perspectives from Europe to Asia

    Edited by Ranjan Ghosh

    This book offers a wide range of critical perspectives on how secularism unfolds and has been made sense of across Europe and Asia. The book evaluates secularism as it exists today – its formations and discontents within contemporary discourses of power, terror, religion and cosmopolitanism – and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Daoist Ritual, State Religion, and Popular Practices: Zhenwu Worship from Song to Ming (960-1644) book cover

    Daoist Ritual, State Religion, and Popular Practices

    Zhenwu Worship from Song to Ming (960-1644)

    By Shin-Yi Chao

    Zhenwu, or the Perfected Warrior, is one of the few Chinese Deities that can rightfully claim a countrywide devotion. Religious specialists, lay devotees, the state machine, and the cultural industry all participated, both collaboratively and competitively, in the evolution of this devotional…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

  • The Market and Temple Fairs of Rural China: Red Fire book cover

    The Market and Temple Fairs of Rural China

    Red Fire

    By Gene Cooper

    During the early communist period of the 1950s, temple fairs in China were both suppressed and secularized. Temples were closed down by the secular regime and their activities classified as feudal superstition and this process only intensified during the Cultural Revolution when even the surviving…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations

  • Building Temples in China: Memories, Tourism and Identities book cover

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Anthropology of Asia

  • Moral Exemplars in the Analects: The Good Person is That book cover

    Moral Exemplars in the Analects

    The Good Person is That

    By Amy Olberding

    In this study, Olberding proposes a new theoretical model for reading the Analects. Her thesis is that the moral sensibility of the text derives from an effort to conceptually capture and articulate the features seen in exemplars, exemplars that are identified and admired pre-theoretically and thus…

    Paperback – 2017-04-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Religion and Media in China: Insights and Case Studies from the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong book cover

    Religion and Media in China

    Insights and Case Studies from the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong

    Edited by Stefania Travagnin

    This volume focuses on the intersection of religion and media in China, bringing interdisciplinary approaches to bear on the role of religion in the lives of individuals and greater shifts within Chinese society in an increasingly media-saturated environment. With case studies focusing on Mainland…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

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