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Encountering Modernity: Christianity in East Asia and Asian America

Albert L. Park and David K. Yoo (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839475
eISBN:
9780824869731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839475.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The story of Catholicism and Protestantism in China, Japan, and Korea has been told in great detail. Less evident, however, are studies that contextualize Christianity within the larger economic, ... More


Democracy's Dharma: Religious Renaissance and Political Development in Taiwan

Richard Madsen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252271
eISBN:
9780520941038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252271.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book explores the remarkable religious renaissance that has reformed, revitalized, and renewed the practices of Buddhism and Daoism in Taiwan. The author connects these noteworthy developments ... More


Accidental Pilgrims: Modernity, Migration, and Christian Conversion among Contemporary Taiwanese Americans

Carolyn Chen

in Encountering Modernity: Christianity in East Asia and Asian America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839475
eISBN:
9780824869731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839475.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the development of Christianity among contemporary Taiwanese Americans and relates it to both the large-scale twentieth-century political, economic, and social transformations ... More


The “New Clothes” of Sainthood in China: The Case of Nan Huaijin

Catherine Despeux and David Ownby

in Making Saints in Modern China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190494568
eISBN:
9780190494582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190494568.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Over the course of his long life, Nan Huaijin embodied the role of independent master of China’s spiritual traditions. Living in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States, he wrote books on Buddhism, ... More


Jingkong: From Universal Saint to Sectarian Saint

Yanfei Sun

in Making Saints in Modern China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190494568
eISBN:
9780190494582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190494568.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Born on the mainland, Jingkong moved to Taiwan with the Guomindang and became a Pure Land monk in the 1950s. Blocked by the conservative Buddhist establishment in Taiwan, he developed a following ... More


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