The Sinicization of Chinese Religions: From Above and Below (Religion in Chinese Societies #18) (Hardcover)

The Sinicization of Chinese Religions: From Above and Below (Religion in Chinese Societies #18) By Richard Madsen (Editor) Cover Image
By Richard Madsen (Editor)
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Description


Since its announcement by Xi Jinping in 2015, "Sinicization" has become the slogan that guides Chinese official policy towards religion. What does it mean? What effects is it having on Chinese religions? Where will it lead? This book, with contributions from experts in the major religious traditions in China, is one of the first in English that answers these questions.
From the top down, Sinicization is a project to control all forms of religion in China, even ancient indigenous forms, to make them conform to the demands of its Party-State. From the bottom up, however, religious believers are using the slogan either to sincerely attempt to adapt traditional practices to their modern cultural context or to protect their faith by offering lip service to government demands - or some combination of the two.

About the Author


Richard Madsen is Distinguished Research Professor at the University of California, San Diego and the author of many books on morality, politics, and religion in China.
Product Details
ISBN: 9789004465176
ISBN-10: 9004465170
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: June 10th, 2021
Pages: 188
Language: English
Series: Religion in Chinese Societies