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Modernist Reformers in Islam, Hinduism and Confucianism, 1865-1935: Peripheral Geoculture in the Modern World-System

Modernist Reformers in Islam, Hinduism and Confucianism, 1865-1935: Peripheral Geoculture in the Modern World-System

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Christian Lekon
May 08, 2019

This volume presents a comparison of seven major religious reformers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: For Islam, Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani, Muhammad ‘Abduh and Muhammad Rashid Rida; for Hinduism, Dayananda Sarasvati and Swami Shraddhananda; for Confucianism, K’ang Yu-wei and...

Catholics and Everyday Life in Macau: Changing Meanings of Religiosity, Morality and Civility

Catholics and Everyday Life in Macau: Changing Meanings of Religiosity, Morality and Civility

1st Edition

Chen Hon-Fai
January 03, 2019

Catholicism has had an important place in Macau since the earliest days of Portuguese colonization in the sixteenth century. This book, based on extensive original research including in-depth interviews, examines in detail the everyday life of Catholics in Macau at present. It outlines the...

Religious and Ethnic Revival in a Chinese Minority: The Bai People of Southwest China

Religious and Ethnic Revival in a Chinese Minority: The Bai People of Southwest China

1st Edition

Liang Yongjia
June 08, 2018

This book is based on anthropological fieldwork among the Bai, an ethnic minority with a population of two million in Dali, southwest China. It explores the religious and ethnic revival in the last two decades against a historical background. It explains why and how religions and ethnic identity...

Digital Culture and Religion in Asia

Digital Culture and Religion in Asia

1st Edition

Sam Han, Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir
January 12, 2018

This book critically analyses the functions and interconnectedness between religion and digital media in a range of East Asian countries. It discusses both how religious organizations make use of new technologies, and also explores how new technologies are reshaping religion in novel and...

Sufi Political Thought

Sufi Political Thought

1st Edition

Milad Milani
November 03, 2017

Sufism is generally perceived as being spiritually focused and about the development of the self. However, Sufi orders have been involved historically as important civic and political actors in the Muslim world, having participated extensively in inter-faith dialogue and political challenges to...

Religious Pluralism, State and Society in Asia

Religious Pluralism, State and Society in Asia

1st Edition

Chiara Formichi
October 13, 2017

Taking a critical approach to the concept of ‘religious pluralism’, this book examines the dynamics of religious co-existence in Asia as they are directly addressed by governments, or indirectly managed by groups and individuals. It looks at the quality of relations that emerge in encounters among...

Being Catholic in the Contemporary Philippines: Young People Reinterpreting Religion

Being Catholic in the Contemporary Philippines: Young People Reinterpreting Religion

1st Edition

Jayeel Serrano Cornelio
October 12, 2017

This book, based on extensive original research, examines the nature of Catholicism in the contemporary Philippines. It shows how Catholicism is apparently flourishing, with good attendance at Sunday Masses, impressive religious processions and flourishing charismatic groups, and with interventions...

Thailand's International Meditation Centers: Tourism and the Global Commodification of Religious Practices

Thailand's International Meditation Centers: Tourism and the Global Commodification of Religious Practices

1st Edition

Brooke Schedneck
May 10, 2017

This book explores contemporary practices within the new institution of international meditation centers in Thailand. It discusses the development of the lay vipassana meditation movement in Thailand and relates Thai Buddhism to contemporary processes of commodification and globalisation. Through...

State Management of Religion in Indonesia

State Management of Religion in Indonesia

1st Edition

Myengkyo Seo
September 29, 2015

Although Indonesia is generally considered to be a Muslim state, and is indeed the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, it has a sizeable Christian minority as a legacy of Dutch colonialism, with Christians often occupying relatively high social positions. This book examines the management...

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