Religion: Chinese & Japanese Religions

  • The Emergence of Daoism: Creation of Tradition book cover

    The Emergence of Daoism

    Creation of Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Gil Raz

    At the core of Daoism are ancient ideas concerning the Way, the fundamental process of existence (the Dao). Humans, as individuals and as a society, should be aligned with the Dao in order to attain the fullness of life and its potential. This book presents the history of early Daoism, tracing the…

    Hardback – 2012-02-28
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

  • The Spread of Tibetan Buddhism in China: Charisma, Money, Enlightenment book cover

    The Spread of Tibetan Buddhism in China

    Charisma, Money, Enlightenment, 1st Edition

    By Dan Smyer Yu

    Focusing on contemporary Tibetan Buddhist revivals in the Tibetan regions of the Sichuan and Qinghai Provinces in China, this book explores the intricate entanglements of the Buddhist revivals with cultural identity, state ideology, and popular imagination of Tibetan Buddhist spirituality in…

    Hardback – 2011-09-29
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

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

    Moral Exemplars in the Analects

    The Good Person is That, 1st Edition

    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…

    Hardback – 2011-08-25
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Women, Religion, and Space in China: Islamic Mosques & Daoist Temples, Catholic Convents & Chinese Virgins book cover

    Women, Religion, and Space in China

    Islamic Mosques & Daoist Temples, Catholic Convents & Chinese Virgins, 1st Edition

    By Maria Jaschok, Jingjun Shui

    What enables women to hold firm in their beliefs in the face of long years of hostile persecution by the Communist party/state? How do women withstand daily discrimination and prolonged hardship under a Communist regime which held rejection of religious beliefs and practices as a patriotic duty?…

    Hardback – 2011-06-14
    Routledge International Studies of Women and Place

  • 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), 1st Edition

    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…

    Hardback – 2011-05-25
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

  • Japanese Religions on the Internet: Innovation, Representation, and Authority book cover

    Japanese Religions on the Internet

    Innovation, Representation, and Authority, 1st Edition

    Edited by Erica Baffelli, Ian Reader, Birgit Staemmler

    Japanese Religions on the Internet draws attention to how religion is being presented, represented and discussed on the Japanese Internet. Its intention is to contribute to wider discussions about religion and the Internet by providing an important example – based on one of the Internet’s most…

    Hardback – 2010-12-21
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • Religion in Contemporary China: Revitalization and Innovation book cover

    Religion in Contemporary China

    Revitalization and Innovation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Adam Yuet Chau

    Before the modernist transformations of the twentieth century, China had one of the richest and most diverse religious cultures in the world. The radical anti-traditionalist policies of both the Republican and Communist regimes as well as other socio-historical factors posed formidable challenges…

    Hardback – 2010-12-17
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Divine Justice: Religion And The Development Of Chinese Legal Culture book cover

    Divine Justice

    Religion And The Development Of Chinese Legal Culture, 1st Edition

    By Paul R. Katz

    This book considers the ways in which religious beliefs and practices have contributed to the formation of Chinese legal culture. It does so by describing two forms of overlap between religion and the law: the ideology of justice and the performance of judicial rituals. One of the most important…

    Hardback – 2008-12-03
    Academia Sinica on East Asia

  • An Introduction to Daoist Thought: Action, Language, and Ethics in Zhuangzi book cover

    An Introduction to Daoist Thought

    Action, Language, and Ethics in Zhuangzi, 1st Edition

    By Eske Møllgaard

    This is the first work available in English which addresses Zhuangzi’s thought as a whole. It presents an interpretation of the Zhuangzi, a book in thirty-three chapters that is the most important collection of Daoist texts in early China. The author introduces a complex reading that shows the…

    Hardback – 2007-07-23
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Pilgrimages and Spiritual Quests in Japan book cover

    Pilgrimages and Spiritual Quests in Japan

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Ackermann, Dolores Martinez, Maria Rodriguez del Alisal

    This exciting new book is a detailed examination of pilgrimages in Japan, including the meanings of travel, transformation, and the discovery of identity through encounters with the sacred, in a variety of interesting dimensions in both historical and contemporary Japanese culture, linked by the…

    Hardback – 2007-03-06
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • Explorations in Daoism: Medicine and Alchemy in Literature book cover

    Explorations in Daoism

    Medicine and Alchemy in Literature, 1st Edition

    By Ho Peng Yoke

    The Daoist canon is the definitive fifteenth century compilation of texts concerning ritual, alchemical and meditation practices within Daoist religion. Many of these texts are undated and anonymous, so dating them is essential for a clear understanding of the development of Chinese alchemy, and…

    Hardback – 2007-03-01
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • Psychotherapy and Religion in Japan: The Japanese Introspection Practice of Naikan book cover

    Psychotherapy and Religion in Japan

    The Japanese Introspection Practice of Naikan, 1st Edition

    By Chikako Ozawa-de Silva

    Naikan is a Japanese psychotherapeutic method which combines meditation-like body engagement with the recovery of memory and the reconstruction of one's autobiography in order to bring about healing and a changed notion of the self. Based on original anthropological fieldwork, this fascinating…

    Hardback – 2006-08-16
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

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