Social Scientific Studies of Religion in China: Methodology, by Fenggang Yang

By Fenggang Yang

This publication offers a sampling of modern box reviews of religions in China, besides theoretical reflections by way of sociologists, anthropologists and spiritual reviews students, either inside and out China, at the revival of the social clinical learn of faith in chinese language societies.

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However, following the rehabilitation of spiritual and traditional culture under Deng Xiaoping, these same religious leaders and believers, recognizing the significance of the “religion as culture” theory as a strong Zhao Fusan, 1985. 方立天/ Fang Litian, 中国传统与佛教文化 / Zhongguo chuantong yu fojiao wenhua (Shanghai: Shanghai renmin chubanshe, 1988). (Chinese Traditions and Buddhist Culture). 13 何光沪/ He Guanghu, 月映万川 / Yueying wanchuan (Beijing: Zhongguo shehui kexue chubanshe, 1988a, 2003) 241. 11 12 34 he guanghu rationalization for religious practice, became staunch advocates of this theory in the late 1980s.

2005. ‘Temples and the religious economy’. in Fenggang Yang and Joseph B. ) State, Market, and Religion in Chinese Societies. Leiden: Brill, pp. 149–180. Norris, Pipa, and Inglehart, Ronald. 2004. Sacred and Secular: Religion and Politics Worldwide. : Cambridge University Press. Stark, Rodney, and Finke, Roger. 2000. Acts of Faith: Explaining the Human Side of Religion. Berkeley, California: University of California Press. K. 1961. Religion in Chinese Society: A Study of Contemporary Social Functions of Religion and Some of Their Historical Factors.

Max Muller, Rudolf Otto, Ninian Smart, W. C. Smith, and Rodney Stark, as well works in the fields of anthropology, phenomenology, philosophy, psychology, and sociology of religion. C. From Negative to Positive It goes without saying that the unconditional rejection of religion as “opium,” the condemnation of Christian missionaries as “Imperialist spies,” and the denunciation of high-level Buddhist monks and Islamic leaders as “feudalist oppressors” led to an overwhelmingly negative appraisal of religion within every social arena and academic discipline.

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