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From Secularization to Categorization: A New Paradigm for the Study of Religion in Modern China

From Secularization to Categorization: A New Paradigm for the Study of Religion in Modern China China Review International: Vol. 18, No. 4, 2011 Vincent Goossaert and David A. Palmer. The Religious Question in Modern China. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. xi, 464 pp. Hardcover $40.00, isbn 978-0-226-30416-8. Vincent Goossaert and David Palmer's new book offers an impressive survey of the complex religious landscape in China from 1898 to the present. The grand scope of this project is reminiscent of C. K. Yang's 1961 publication, Religion in Chinese Society: A Study of Contemporary Social Functions of Religion and Some of their Historical Factors. Particularly within the last decade, the secularization thesis advanced in Yang's classic Weberian study has been buried under an avalanche of research asserting the continued vitality and relevance of religion in modern Chinese society and culture. Defying categorization as a volume of essays, a research monograph, or a textbook, The Religious Question in Modern China offers a powerful new synthesis of this recent scholarship from two scholars who have long established themselves as leaders in the field. The book leverages the complimentary strengths of the "anthropologically minded historian" Goossaert in the social history of Daoism during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and of the "historically minded anthropologist" Palmer in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

From Secularization to Categorization: A New Paradigm for the Study of Religion in Modern China

China Review International , Volume 18 (4) – Jan 30, 2011

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China Review International: Vol. 18, No. 4, 2011 Vincent Goossaert and David A. Palmer. The Religious Question in Modern China. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. xi, 464 pp. Hardcover $40.00, isbn 978-0-226-30416-8. Vincent Goossaert and David Palmer's new book offers an impressive survey of the complex religious landscape in China from 1898 to the present. The grand scope of this project is reminiscent of C. K. Yang's 1961 publication, Religion in Chinese Society: A Study of Contemporary Social Functions of Religion and Some of their Historical Factors. Particularly within the last decade, the secularization thesis advanced in Yang's classic Weberian study has been buried under an avalanche of research asserting the continued vitality and relevance of religion in modern Chinese society and culture. Defying categorization as a volume of essays, a research monograph, or a textbook, The Religious Question in Modern China offers a powerful new synthesis of this recent scholarship from two scholars who have long established themselves as leaders in the field. The book leverages the complimentary strengths of the "anthropologically minded historian" Goossaert in the social history of Daoism during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and of the "historically minded anthropologist" Palmer in

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Published: Jan 30, 2011

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