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The Sage and the People: The Confucian Revival in China

Sebastien Billioud and Joel Thoraval

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190258139
eISBN:
9780190258160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190258139.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Based on a decade of fieldwork and a cross-disciplinary approach (anthropology, sociology, history), this book studies the popular revival of Confucianism that has taken place in China since the ... More


Between Religious Ritual and Political Ceremonial: Cosmology and National State

Sébastien Billioud and Joël Thoraval

in The Sage and the People: The Confucian Revival in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190258139
eISBN:
9780190258160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190258139.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

While still focusing primarily on state cults and the ambiguous intertwinement between the “religious” and the “political,” this chapter broadens the scope. While refusing any culturalistic ... More


Epilogue

Sébastien Billioud and Joël Thoraval

in The Sage and the People: The Confucian Revival in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190258139
eISBN:
9780190258160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190258139.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The epilogue of this book is more than a mere conclusion. It makes the most of the temporality of the two authors’ research (2004–2014) in order to briefly discuss the evolution of a number of ... More


The Quest for a Recognition of Confucian Religion

Sébastien Billioud and Joël Thoraval

in The Sage and the People: The Confucian Revival in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190258139
eISBN:
9780190258160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190258139.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Although Confucianism is not officially recognized as a religion in China, the claim for its religious dimension is today one of the features sometimes encountered in “the space of the people.” ... 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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