Superstitious Regimes: Religion and the Politics of Chinese Modernity

Superstitious Regimes: Religion and the Politics of Chinese Modernity

by Rebecca Nedostup

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674035997
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Series: Harvard East Asian Monographs Series , #322
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 450
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Rebecca Nedostup is Associate Professor of History at Boston College.

Table of Contents

Tables, Maps, and Figures

Note on Romanization and Measurements

1. Introduction: Religion, Modernity, Nationalism

Part I: Of Legislation and ling é

2. Inventing Religion

3. Temples and the Redefinition of Public Life

Part II: Material Motives
4. Jiangsu Temples as Target and Tactic

5. Idealized Communities and the Religious Remainder

Part III: Transactional Modernity

6. Embodying Superstition

7. Affective Regimes

8. Conclusion: Superstition's Legacy

Appendix: Three Major KMT Laws on Temples

Notes

Works Cited

Index

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