Religious and Ethnic Revival in a Chinese Minority : The Bai People of Southwest China, Hardback Book

Religious and Ethnic Revival in a Chinese Minority : The Bai People of Southwest China Hardback

Part of the Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series series

Description

This book is based on anthropological fieldwork among the Bai, an ethnic minority with a population of two million in Dali, southwest China.

It explores the religious and ethnic revival in the last two decades against a historical background.

It explains why and how religions and ethnic identity are revived in contemporary China, with the revived analytical concept of "alterity", which suggests a world beyond here and now.

The book focuses on the particular institutions and ritual technologies that seek for access to the invisible, transcendental other-both spatial and temporal.

It covers a variety of topics, including pre-modern kingship, modern utopia, religious alterity, ethnic identity, religious associations, the Intangible Cultural Heritage, and temple restorations.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176 pages, 6 Line drawings, black and white; 7 Halftones, black and white; 2 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Oriental religions
  • ISBN: 9780415528504

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