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Cover design: Joey Marshall

Mapmaking: Charles Chang, Jackie Henke, Ke Liu, Yunping Tong

Research and writing Assistance: Naila Althagafi, Luke Chao, Ting Guo, Jiayin Hu, Yun Lu, Joey Marshall, Yunping Tong, Katya Zhao

Photos: Michel Chambon, Xin Cui, Baigula Dai, Weijian Deng, Xiang Fang, Wei Feng, Chaoqing He, Yiwen Ji, Peng Li, Peng Liang, Henry Liu, Yang Lu, Xuegang Ma, Akshay Mehta, Shidang Ou, Zhenchan Shi, Ling Wang, Yinan Wang, Linji Wei, Huangjunyan Xu, Lei Yang, Zheng Zeng, Hu Zhang, Chengwei Zhou, and Xiaoxiong Zhou

Disclaimer: The maps in this atlas are solely for the scholarly purpose of visualizing characteristics of topography, population, and religious venues. None of the maps should be taken as an official demarcation of territories or borders by any political or religious organizations.

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Names: Yang, Fenggang, author.

Title: Atlas of religion in China : social and geographical contexts / by Fenggang Yang ; with assistance from J.E.E. Pettit.

Description: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2018. | Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: LCCN 2018024129 (print) | LCCN 2018026485 (ebook) | ISBN 9789004369900 (E-book) | ISBN 9789004358850 (hardback : alk. paper)

Subjects: LCSH: China—Religion.

Classification: LCC BL1803 (ebook) | LCC BL1803 .Y335 2018 (print) | DDC 200.951/09051—dc23

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