“Lucid, accessible survey” ---- A. Nathan, Foreign Affairs, Jan. 2012)
“An excellent introduction to religion in China… essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the various modalities of religious life amongst Chinese people...Highly recommended.” ---- B. White, Reviews in Religion & Theology 19/4: 504-07
Written by a team of internationally renowned scholars, this volume provides an in-depth introduction to religion in contemporary China. Instead of adopting the traditional focus on pre-modern religious history and doctrinal traditions, Chinese Religious Life examines the social dimensions of religious life, with essays devoted to religion in urban, rural, and ethnic minority settings; to the religious dimensions of body, gender, environment, and civil society; and to the historical, sociological, economic, and political aspects of religion in contemporary Chinese society.