The Spirit of China: The Roots of Faith in Twenty-First Century China

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China is an economic giant and influential part of the current world order. Yet many in the West, and particularly in the United States, do not know about the country's culture and history. David Burnett illustrates how Chinese religious ideas and practices have developed and changed over the millennia. Only by understanding this broader picture can one come to understand the complex spiritual and religious situation of modern China.
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Overview

China is an economic giant and influential part of the current world order. Yet many in the West, and particularly in the United States, do not know about the country's culture and history. David Burnett illustrates how Chinese religious ideas and practices have developed and changed over the millennia. Only by understanding this broader picture can one come to understand the complex spiritual and religious situation of modern China.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780825461460
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications
  • Publication date: 7/28/2008
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. David Burnett is academic dean at All Nations Christian College, and Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute. He has served as a missionary in India, and is author of a number of distinguished books including World of the Spirits, The Spirit of Hinduism, and The Spirit of Buddhism.
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Table of Contents


Preface     7
The People of the Yellow Earth     9
Early Confucian Teaching     32
Early Daoism     56
Religion in the Qin and Han Dynasties     75
Buddhism Comes to the Middle Kingdom     100
Religion During the Tang Dynasty     119
Neo-Confucianism and New Religious Movements     144
The Tibetans and Mongolians     166
The Ming Dynasty and the Jesuit Missionaries     191
The Rule of the Manchus and the Growing Impact of the West     210
China in Revolt and Revolution     235
The Chinese Diaspora     256
Mao's China     277
Deng Xiaoping and China's Economic Reform     296
Social Challenges in the Twenty-first Century     316
The Future of Religion in New China     336
A Timeline of Chinese History     354
Maps     358
Glossary     365
Bibliography     369
Notes     373
Index     381
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