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Miraculous Response: Doing Popular Religion in Contemporary China
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Miraculous Response: Doing Popular Religion in Contemporary China (Hardback)

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This book-length ethnography of the revival of a popular religious temple in contemporary rural China examines the organizational and cultural logics that inform the staging of popular religious activities. It also explores the politics of the religious revival, detailing the relationships of village-level local activists and local state agents wtih temple associations and temple bosses. Shedding light on shifting state-society relationships in the reform era, this book is of interest to scholars and students in Asian Studies, the social sciences, and religious and ritual studies.

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyAsian historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologyPhysical anthropology & ethnographyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropologyReligion & BeliefsOther non-Christian religionsOriental religions Publisher: Stanford University Press Publication Date: 01/09/2005 ISBN-13: 9780804751605  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Adam Yuet Chau is Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

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