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 A History for Falun Gong

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/9780195329056.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter situates Falun Gong in the history of popular religion in late imperial and modern China, seeking to identify genealogical linkages among the late imperial White Lotus sectarian ... 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


Conclusion: Unpacking Contexts

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/9780195329056.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The conclusion uses the case of Falun Gong to probe deeper issues in the history and historiography of modern China, arguing that the metanarratives of politics and revolution have obscured the ... More


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


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


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


Confucian Education during the Twentieth Century: A Retrospective Outlook

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/9780190258139.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Part I of the book is dedicated to the current revival of Confucianism-inspired jiaohua, that is, education associated with a transformative dimension. The objective of this chapter is to ... More


Revolution and Religion: The Pre-1949 Encounter

Xiaoxuan Wang

in Maoism and Grassroots Religion: The Communist Revolution and the Reinvention of Religious Life in China

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190069384
eISBN:
9780190069414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069384.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Under nation-building efforts in the first half of the twentieth century, communal temples became targets of political and military appropriation, which shook the foundations of traditional communal ... More


Reclaiming the Wilderness: Contemporary Dynamics of the Yiguandao

Sébastien Billioud

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197529133
eISBN:
9780197529164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197529133.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

The Yiguandao (Way of Pervading Unity) was one of the major redemptive societies of Republican China. It is nowadays one of the largest and most influential religious movements of the Chinese world ... 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


Maoism and Grassroots Religion: The Communist Revolution and the Reinvention of Religious Life in China

Xiaoxuan Wang

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190069384
eISBN:
9780190069414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069384.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores grassroots religious life under and after Mao in Rui’an County, Wenzhou, in southeastern China, a region widely known for its religious vitality. Drawing on hitherto unexplored ... 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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