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Sainthood, Science, and Politics: The Life of Li Yujie, Founder of the Tiandijiao

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/9780190494568.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter chronicles the life of Li Yujie, student leader in the Shanghai May Fourth movement and Guomindang member who went on to found a redemptive society, the Tiandijiao (Heavenly Emperor ... More


Duan Zhengyuan and the Moral Studies Society: “Religionized Confucianism” during the Republican Period

Fan Chunwu 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/9780190494568.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Duan Zhengyuan was the charismatic leader of the Moral Studies Society, an early example of a “redemptive society”; these were new religious movements that were the most vital expressions of Chinese ... More


Yiguandao’s Patriarch Zhang Tianran: Hagiography, Deification, and Production of Charisma in a Modern Religious Organization

Sébastien Billioud

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/9780190494568.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter chronicles the life of Zhang Tianran, the Republican-period leader of China’s most successful redemptive society, Yiguandao (the Unity Way). In the 1930s and 1940s, Zhang presided over ... More


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