Casting Faiths: Imperialism and the Transformation of Religion in East and Southeast Asia

Casting Faiths: Imperialism and the Transformation of Religion in East and Southeast Asia

by T. DuBois
     
 
How did European imperialism shape the ideas and practices of religion in East and Southeast Asia? Casting Faiths brings together eleven scholars to show how Western law, governance, education and mission shaped the basic understanding of what religion is, and what role it should play in society.

Overview

How did European imperialism shape the ideas and practices of religion in East and Southeast Asia? Casting Faiths brings together eleven scholars to show how Western law, governance, education and mission shaped the basic understanding of what religion is, and what role it should play in society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230221581
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
271
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

THOMAS DUBOIS is Associate Professor of History at National University of Singapore. He is the author of The Sacred Village: Social Change and Religious Life in Rural North China (Hawaii, 2005), as well as articles in the American Historical Review, East Asian History, History and Theory, and the Law and History Review.

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