Globalization and the making of religious modernity in China : transnational religions, local agents, and the study of religion, 1800-present
|Title||Globalization and the making of religious modernity in China : transnational religions, local agents, and the study of religion, 1800-present|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Jansen, T., Klein T., & Meyer C.|
|Type of Work||Book|
Globalization and the Making of Religious Modernity in China, co-edited by Thomas Jansen, Thoralf Klein and Christian Meyer, investigates the transformation of China’s religious landscape under the impact of global influences since 1800. The interdisciplinary case studies analyze the ways in which processes of globalization are interlinked with localizing tendencies, thereby forging transnational relationships between individuals, the state and religious as well as non-religious groups at the same time that the global concept ‘religion’ embeds itself in the emerging Chinese ‘religious field’ and within the new academic disciplines of Religious Studies and Theology. The contributions unravel the intellectual, social, political and economic forces that shaped and were themselves shaped by the emergence of what has remained a highly contested category.