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The Gods come home : China's traditional faiths persevere / Filmoption International (Firm).

Other author/creatorFilmoption International (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], ©2008.
Description1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Variant title China's traditional faiths persevere
Series China's Leap of Faith
China's leap of faith. ^A1041750
Contents Religious Revival in China (5:36) -- China: Is Religion Unstoppable? (4:04) -- Traditional Buddhism and Temples (3:49) -- Buddhism and China's New Wealthy Class (4:45) -- Non-Government Supported Churches (3:56) -- China's Folk Religions (5:26) -- Buddhism: Pro-Business Faith (3:01) -- State-Sponsored Buddhism (3:42) -- Crisis of Belief in China (0:58) -- Dalai Lama on Religion in China (3:35) -- Chinese Government Intolerant of Outside Influences (3:22) -- China's Five Religions (3:32) -- Buddhism Ingrained in China's People (4:17)
Abstract After decades of Communist oppression and neglect, Buddhist temples are now thriving across China. But are Buddhism and Taoism even relevant in a country that has thoroughly embraced materialism? How does government bureaucracy affect those religions? And can far older spiritual traditions survive in such a rapidly evolving society? This program addresses those questions as it visits monasteries and temples in Shanghai and in rural, economically disadvantaged areas. Following the daily practices of a frugal and soft-spoken monk, the film also features wealthy, high-profile Buddhist officials and interviews China's Minister of Religious Affairs, who encourages Buddhism but frowns on folk religions.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Feb. 22, 2009.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 11 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Filmoption International (Firm), 2009 9781604679410
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideorecording.
Publisher number39630s Films Media Group
Publisher number39631 Films Media Group

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