Edited by Fenggang Yang and Joseph Tamney
Bumbacher, Stephan Peter
1. Confucianism is the philosophical tradition of China, coming down from Kong Qiu, later named Kong zi, or Kong fuzi, ‘Master Kong.’ In the seventeenth century, the Jesuits Latinized the name to ‘Confucius.’ Little is known about Confucius (551–479 BCE) with certitude. According to some assertions
official churches in mainland China. As we shall see, the case in Hong Kong is similar though not exactly the same. In Hong Kong, the leaders of the six major religions, including Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Islam, Catholicism and Protestantism, meet regularly and may issue joint statement on public
This unique atlas presents a bird’s-eye view of the religious landscape in China today. In more than 150 full-color maps and six different case studies, it maps the officially registered venues of China’s major religions - Buddhism, Christianity (Protestant and Catholic), Daoism, and Islam - at the national, provincial, and county levels. The atlas also outlines the contours of Confucianism, folk religion, and the Mao cult. Further, it describes the main organizations, beliefs, and rituals of China’s main religions, as well as the social and demographic characteristics of their respective believers. Putting multiple religions side by side in their contexts, this atlas deploys the latest qualitative, quantitative and spatial data acquired from censuses, surveys, and fieldwork to offer a definitive overview of religion in contemporary China.
An essential resource for all scholars and students of religion and society in China.
New Dynamics of Religious Expansion in a Globalizing World
Edited by Afe Adogame and Shobana Shankar
Vitaly A. Rubin
VALUES OF CONFUCIANISM (Review article) VITALY A. RUBIN The last decades have witnessed an extremely significant phenomenon in Chinese cultural and intellectual life outside Com- munist China: the revival of Confucianism. This movement, which is about thirty years old, has been called "New
Individuation, Politics and Orientalism in the Sociology of Religion
Sara R. Farris
Korean/Chinese Confucianism. As early as the seventeenth century, some Confu- cian scholars of the Chosun dynasty (1392-1910) already introduced the concept of God found in Roman Catholicism. In 1614, Soo-Kwang Lee (1563-1628) com- mented on De Deo Verax Disputatio [Disputation about the truth of God