Making Religion, Making the State: The Politics of Religion in Modern
Published by Stanford University Press
Editors: Ashiwa, Yoshiko Wank, David L.
ISBN: 978 0 8047 5842 0
List price(s): 23.50 GBP 25.00 EUR
Publication date: 14 March 2009
Offers a fresh argument about the politics of religion in modern
China. This volume aims to go beyond extant portrayals of the
opposition of state and religion to emphasize their mutual
constitution. It is suitable for those interested in politics,
religion and modernity in China.
Making Religion, Making the State combines cutting-edge perspectives
on religion with rich empirical data to offer a challenging new
argument about the politics of religion in modern China. The volume
goes beyond extant portrayals of the opposition of state and religion
to emphasize their mutual constitution. With chapters written by
experts on Buddhism, Protestantism, Catholicism, Daoism, Islam, and
more, this volume will appeal broadly to those interested in politics,
religion, and modernity in China.
Yoshiko Ashiwa is Professor of Anthropology and Global Studies, and
Director of the Center for the Study of Peace and Reconciliation,
Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo. David L. Wank is Professor of
Sociology and Director of the Graduate Program in Global Studies,
Sophia University, Tokyo.