Religious Diversity in Asia


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Jørn Borup and Marianne Q. Fibiger

Part 1: Religious Diversities – Past and Present

1 Religious Diversity on the Korean Peninsula, Past and Present
Don Baker

2 Religious Diversity in Japan
Ugo Dessì

3 The Double-Layered Diversification of Religion in Post-Renovation Vietnam
Chung Van Hoang

PART 2: Identities

4 Some ‘Side Effects’ of Religious Diversity: Exploring Religious Conversion in the Indian Secular State
Ayelet Harel-Shalev and Noa Levy

5 The Challenge of Diversity: Evangelical Missionaries and Ethno-Christianity in Reform Era Yunnan
Gideon Elazar

6 From Syncretism to Split: Ethnographic Insights from a Socio-Religious Movement in India
Santosh K. Singh

Part 3: Education

7 Religious Diversity with Chinese Characteristics? Meanings and Implications of the Term ‘Religious Diversity’ in Contemporary Chinese Dissertations
Yu Tao and Ed Griffith

8 How Religious Diversity Is Represented and Taught in Asian School Textbooks
Satoko Fujiwara

Part 4: Ritual

9 Worshipping Durga(s) Dasara, Durga Puja and the Dynamics of Goddess Worship in a Former Princely State in Odisha, India
Uwe Skoda

10 Religious Diversity and Interreligious Contestations in Sri Lanka: the Encounter between Buddhism and Islam in the Galebandara Cult in Kurunagala
Kalinga Tudor Silva

Part 5: Diaspora

11 La Caridad, Oshún, and Kuan Yin in Afro-Chinese Religion in Cuba
Martin A. Tsang

12 Religious Diversity among Asians in Old Diasporas
Jorn Borup and Marianne Q. Fibiger

Lene Kühle

Students, scholars and all interested in Asian religions and religious diversity.
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