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The Falun Gong: A New Religious Movement in Post-Mao China

David Ownby

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195156829
eISBN:
9780199784806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515682X.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This essay examines the historical background and recent developments in the aggressive repression of Falun Gong by Chinese authorities. Falun Gong is essentially a form of qigong, the general name ... More


 Introduction: Qigong, Falun Gong, and the Crisis of the Post‐Mao State

David Ownby

in Falun Gong and the Future of China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195329056
eISBN:
9780199870240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329056.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter provides an overview of Falun Gong's brief history and presents the various contexts which must be understood if one is to come to terms with Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa. These ... More


The power of state preferences: the ‘natural cases’ of the campaigns for Falun Gong and IPR protection

Stephen Noakes

in The Advocacy Trap: Transnational Activism and State Power in China

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526119476
eISBN:
9781526132413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119476.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter is constituted by a systematic exploration of two transnational advocacy campaigns targeting the Chinese state: the search for justice on behalf of the Falun Gong religious movement, ... More


Falun Gong: A Narrative of Pending Apocalypse, Shape-Shifting Aliens, and Relentless Persecution

Helen Farley

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199315314
eISBN:
9780190258245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199315314.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter provides an overview of the practices, doctrine, and history of Falun Gong, focusing on the controversies inherent in this movement. Specifically it considers the complex alien and ... More


State-Fostered Violence against the Falun Gong in China

James T. Richardson and Bryan Edelman

in Violence and New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735631
eISBN:
9780199894512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735631.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter are how such high levels of violence against members of a minority religious group are justified by those in positions of power in China and how the apparatus of the state is used to ... More


Falun Gong and the Future of China

David Ownby

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195329056
eISBN:
9780199870240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329056.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book treats Falun Gong as an example of one form of Chinese popular religion, and the core of the volume, based on a close reading of founder Li Hongzhi's writings and on fieldwork among Falun ... More


Jagged Presence in the Liquid City: Choreographing Hong Kong’s Handover

SanSan Kwan

in Kinesthetic City: Dance and Movement in Chinese Urban Spaces

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199921515
eISBN:
9780199980390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921515.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter two experiences the urban terrain of Hong Kong as a kinesthetic dramatization of Hong Kong's unsteady relationship to Chineseness. Through a somatic mapping of the city the chapter examines ... More


Millennial Antigone in the USA: Anouilh Revisited

Helene P Foley

in Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586196
eISBN:
9780191728754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586196.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores two new remakings of Anouilh's Antigone in order to examine the current U.S. attraction to Anouilh as a vehicle for exploring irreconcilable social and political tensions. Both ... More


The Legal Framework for Religious Organizations: Evolution after Reform and Opening Up

Karla W. Simon

in Civil Society in China: The Legal Framework from Ancient Times to the "New Reform Era"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199765898
eISBN:
9780199332540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765898.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the regulation of religious organizations in China. In particular, it examines the Falun Gong incident in 1999 and its impact on religious affairs, along with recent repression ... More


Conclusion

Thomas O Beebee

in Millennial Literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339383
eISBN:
9780199867097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339383.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This brief chapter moves beyond the end date of the title to speculate on the present and future of millennial thinking in the Americas, such as the role it may have played in US expansionism and ... More


Oligopoly Dynamics and the Triple Religious Markets in China

Fenggang Yang

in The Future of Religious Freedom: Global Challenges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199930890
eISBN:
9780199980581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930890.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces four types of state-religion relations in human history – religious monopoly, pluralism, oligopoly, and a total ban. It argues that religious oligopoly is the most common ... More


The Red, Black, and Gray Markets of Religion

Fenggang Yang

in Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735655
eISBN:
9780199918591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735655.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter Five articulates the “triple-market model” of religion in China: there is a red market of religion that comprises legal religious organizations, believers, and activities, a black market of ... More


Religion and the Global Politics of Human Rights

Thomas Banchoff and Robert Wuthnow (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195343397
eISBN:
9780199894123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343397.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Are human rights universal or the product of specific cultures? Is democracy a necessary condition for the achievement of human rights in practice? And when, if ever, is it legitimate for external ... More


Contemporary Issues in State-Religion Relations

André Laliberté

in Chinese Religious Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199731398
eISBN:
9780199914487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731398.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the evolving approaches adopted by the Chinese Communist Party in its attitude toward different religions, as well as the different policies of other entities with Chinese ... More


Fixating on Political Order

Jennifer Pan

in Welfare for Autocrats: How Social Assistance in China Cares for its Rulers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190087425
eISBN:
9780190087463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087425.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides background on the origins and evolution of Dibao, as well as basic information on the Dibao program and Dibao in the context of China’s other social welfare policies. The ... More


China

Jack Goldsmith and Tim Wu

in Who Controls the Internet?: Illusions of a Borderless World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195152661
eISBN:
9780197561904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195152661.003.0011
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

“Long live prostitutes” was the title of Wang’s posting. Fifteen years old, living in China, and full of teenage bluster, Wang had collected fifty-four ... More


The Fateful Geography of Religion

Harm De Blij

in The Power of Place: Geography, Destiny, and Globalization's Rough Landscape

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195367706
eISBN:
9780197562628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195367706.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

If language is the mucilage of culture, religion is its manifesto. Any revelation of identity through language happens only when the speaker begins talking, and even ... More


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