Making Religion, Making the State: The Politics of Religion in Modern China

Synopsis

Making Religion, Making the State combines cutting-edge perspectives on religion with rich empirical data to offer a challenging new argument about the politics of religion in modern China. The volume goes beyond extant portrayals of the opposition of state and religion to emphasize their mutual constitution. It examines how the modern category of "religion" is enacted and implemented in specific locales and contexts by a variety of actors from the late nineteenth century until the present. With chapters written by experts on Buddhism, Protestantism, Catholicism, Daoism, Islam, and more, this volume will appeal across the social sciences and humanities to those interested in politics, religion, and modernity in China.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Yoshiko Ashiwa
  • David L. Wank
  • Timothy Brook
  • Richard Madsen
  • Lizhu Fan
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Stanford, CA
Publication year:
  • 2009