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Chinese religion and familism : the basis of Chinese culture, society and government / Jordan Paper.

Author/creator Paper, Jordan D. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.
Descriptionxiv, 181 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Prologue : six decades of studying Chinese religion -- Chinese religion : the oldest documented religious tradition -- Five centuries of the Western misrepresentation of Chinese religion -- Familism : the global context of Chinese religion -- The theology implicit in the early Confucian tradition : the fundamental understanding of the meaning of life in Chinese culture -- The role of possession trance in Chinese culture and religion : a comparative overview from the Neolithic to the present -- State and religion in China : the district magistrate as priest -- Freedom of religion in China : in the past and under the Chinese Communist Party -- Why Buddhism succeeded and Christianity failed in China -- The theology of the Chinese Jews : a synthesis of Judaism and Neo-Confucianism -- Epilogue : Chinese religion today in China and the Chinese diaspora.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 168-175) and index.
LCCN 2019018774
ISBN1350103608 paperback
ISBN9781350103610 hardback (hpod)

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