Psychology of Religion in China

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TitlePsychology of Religion in China
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsDueck, A., & Han B.
JournalPastoral Psychology
Volume61
Issue5
Pagination605-622
ISBN Number0031-2789
KeywordsClinical psychology, Cross Cultural Psychology, general, PSYCHOLOGY, Religion, Religious Studies, Sociology
Abstract

  Chinas five officially recognized religions are Taoism, Buddhism, Catholicism, Protestantism and Islam. Recent research indicates that there are some 300 million Chinese who identify themselves as religious/spiritual. However, systematic study of religion from a psychological perspective is largely absent in Chinese universities.