Making the Political: Founding and Action in the Political Theory of Zhang Shizhao (review)

Making the Political: Founding and Action in the Political Theory of Zhang Shizhao (review) 72 ChinaReviewInternational:Vol.18,No.1,2011 offieldresearchindifferentsitesvariedoveraboutafifteen-yearperiod.There werenumerouspointswhereIwasleftwonderingwhatthingsinacertainchapter lookedlikenow.WhileIrealizethattheefforttofollowuponsuchabroadrange ofresearchlocationsmaybeprohibitive,itisalsothecasethatthepasttwo decadeshaveseenrapidchangeintheTaiwanesediasporaandreligiousfield. Thus,comparingTzuChi'sMalaccabranchin2004withtheNewYorkbranchin 1994leavessomethingtobedesired. ToreturntowhereIstarted,Huang'sbookmakesmanycontributionstoour understandingofTzuChiandTaiwan'sglobalizingsociety.Despiteitsambitious scope,onebookcannotcovereverything,andmanyofmycritiquesaremorea productofmydesireformoreanswersinthisimportantareathanmajorflawsin thisbookitself.Huanghasgivenusadefinitivefoundationforfurtherresearchon TzuChiandTaiwan/GreaterChina'srecentBuddhistdevelopments. AlisonDentonJones Alison Denton Jones is a lecturer on sociology at Harvard University, specializing in cultural and institutional developments in contemporary Buddhism in Chinese societies. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Making the Political: Founding and Action in the Political Theory of Zhang Shizhao (review)

China Review International, Volume 18 (1) – Aug 9, 2011

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72 ChinaReviewInternational:Vol.18,No.1,2011 offieldresearchindifferentsitesvariedoveraboutafifteen-yearperiod.There werenumerouspointswhereIwasleftwonderingwhatthingsinacertainchapter lookedlikenow.WhileIrealizethattheefforttofollowuponsuchabroadrange ofresearchlocationsmaybeprohibitive,itisalsothecasethatthepasttwo decadeshaveseenrapidchangeintheTaiwanesediasporaandreligiousfield. Thus,comparingTzuChi'sMalaccabranchin2004withtheNewYorkbranchin 1994leavessomethingtobedesired. ToreturntowhereIstarted,Huang'sbookmakesmanycontributionstoour understandingofTzuChiandTaiwan'sglobalizingsociety.Despiteitsambitious scope,onebookcannotcovereverything,andmanyofmycritiquesaremorea productofmydesireformoreanswersinthisimportantareathanmajorflawsin thisbookitself.Huanghasgivenusadefinitivefoundationforfurtherresearchon TzuChiandTaiwan/GreaterChina'srecentBuddhistdevelopments. AlisonDentonJones Alison Denton Jones is a lecturer on sociology at Harvard University, specializing in cultural and institutional developments in contemporary Buddhism in Chinese societies.

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Published: Aug 9, 2011

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