Chinese Religion And Familism

Author: Jordan Paper
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350103624
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Reflecting on over half a century of study on Chinese culture, Jordan Paper explores new ways of approaching religion in China. Moving away from using Christianity as a model for examination, which has led to considerable misunderstandings between China and the West, Paper instead applies the paradigm of Familism to Chinese religion. By looking through the lens of Familism, which emphasises the importance of the family unit, Paper argues that we can understand the basis of Chinese culture, society, government, and religion. In the book, Paper explains how, when and why Familism appears in the development of human culture in the Neolithic period, as well as its ramifications in more complex societies, using the imperial Chinese state as an example. The discussion in the book includes how the Chinese state can be understood as a religious institution; the role of spirit possession; the relationship of other religions in China to Chinese Religion, including Buddhism, Daoism and Judaism; and the issue of freedom of religion in contemporary China. Chinese Religion and Familism not only challenges the discipline's perception of Chinese religion, but all of the religions of East Asia, indigenous sub-Saharan African religions, Polynesian Religion, and elsewhere.

Family Sacrifices

Author: Russell M. Jeung
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190875925
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Fifty-two percent of Chinese Americans report having no religious affiliation, making them the least religiously-identified ethnic group in the United States. But that statistic obscures a much more complex reality. Family Sacrifices reveals that Chinese Americans employ familism, not religion, as the primary narrative by which they find meaning, identity, and belonging. As a transpacific lived tradition, Chinese American familism prioritizes family above other commitments and has roots in Chinese Popular Religion and Confucianism. The spiritual and ethical systems of China emphasize practicing rituals and cultivating virtue, whereas American religious research usually focuses on belief in the supernatural or belonging to a religious tradition. To address this gap in understanding, Family Sacrifices introduces the concept of liyi, translated as ritual propriety and righteous relations. Re-appropriated from its original Chinese usage, liyi offers a new way of understanding Chinese religion and a new lens for understanding the emergence of religious "nones" in the United States. The first book based on national survey data on Asian American religious practices, Family Sacrifices is a seminal text on the fastest-growing racial group in the United States.

Sustaining Faith Traditions

Author: Carolyn Chen
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814717373
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Over fifty years ago, Will Herberg theorized that future immigrants to the United States would no longer identify themselves through their races or ethnicities, or through the languages and cultures of their home countries. Rather, modern immigrants would base their identities on their religions. The landscape of U.S. immigration has changed dramatically since Herberg first published his theory. Most of today’s immigrants are Asian or Latino, and are thus unable to shed their racial and ethnic identities as rapidly as the Europeans about whom Herberg wrote. And rather than a flexible, labor-based economy hungry for more workers, today’s immigrants find themselves in a post-industrial segmented economy that allows little in the way of class mobility. In this comprehensive anthology contributors draw on ethnography and in-depth interviews to examine the experiences of the new second generation: the children of Asian and Latino immigrants. Covering a diversity of second-generation religious communities including Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, and Jews, the contributors highlight the ways in which race, ethnicity, and religion intersect for new Americans. As the new second generation of Latinos and Asian Americans comes of age, they will not only shape American race relations, but also the face of American religion.

The Chinese National Character

Author: Lung-Kee Sun
Editor: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765608260
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This unique survey of the evolution of the modern Chinese national character incorporates a rich blend of history and theory as well as nation, gender, and film studies. It begins with the dawn of the concept of "nation" in China at the end of the Imperial period, and follows its development from early Republican China to the present People's Republic, drawing on themes of national identity, "Orientalness," racial evolution and purity, cultural and gender roles, regional animosities, historical impediments, and more. The book also takes up the changing American perceptions of Chinese personality development and gender, using materials from American popular culture.

Business Family And Religion

Author: Yahya Wijaya
Editor: Peter Lang
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Studies in various disciplines have discussed the influence of political economy and culture on the ethnic Chinese business. Focusing on the Chinese-Indonesian business community, this book is intended as a contribution to the discussion from the point of view of theology. Although theological discussions on economic life have been far-reaching, few attempts have been made to give a theological perspective specifically on the ethnic Chinese business practices. This book aims to offer a public theology concerned with particular issues related to the Chinese-Indonesian business context. The focus here is directed particularly to the central position of the family, which characterizes the ethnic Chinese religious, business, political, and social lives. It is argued that a theological approach built upon the concept of the family of God would not only make sense but also have value for the ethnic Chinese, enabling reflection on their political-economic position and economic-cultural virtues.

Negotiating Identity

Author: Ethan Christofferson
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621896269
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Negotiating Identity addresses the missiological problem of why the Hakka Chinese Christian community in Taiwan is so small despite evangelistic efforts there for more than 140 years. Christofferson explores the tensions between being Hakka and being Christian in northwestern Taiwan and discusses what both Hakka non-Christians and Christians are doing and saying in the context of these tensions. This ethnographic study uses the lens of social constructionism and consequently offers an example of how social science scholarship can help missionaries and other Christian workers to gain significant insights into the thoughts, feelings, and actions of those living in their ministry locations. Of interest is Christofferson's conclusion that the missiological perspective which puts a primary focus on ministering to a "people group" is inadequate for explaining and engaging the complexities encountered in many ministry settings. He suggests that an awareness of the way people are negotiating their identities can help Christian workers to better understand and strategically engage people in a variety of ministry contexts throughout the world.

Chinese Economic Familism And The Diversification Of Economic Organizations

Author: Holin Lin
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Chinese Peasant Cults

Author: Clarence Burton Day
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Chinese Religions

Author: Christian Jochim
Editor: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
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Covers Confucianism, Taoism, and Chinese Buddhism focusing on the interaction between religion and aspects of Chinese culture such as the family, the community, the arts, etc.

Inventing Hui Neng The Sixth Patriarch

Author: John J. Jørgensen
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004145087
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Hui-neng, the patriarchal ancestor of all existing Ch'an/Zen, was invented by Shen-hui (684-758) based on a fusion of Buddhist and Confucian themes. This propaganda led to the creation of a large hagiographical literature that determined the trajectory of Ch'an.

Feminism Or Familism

Author: Genevieve De Hoyos
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The Family

Author: Ernest Watson Burgess
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The Family From Institution To Companionship

Author: Ernest Watson Burgess
Editor: New York : American Book Company
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Chinese Ancestor Worship

Author: William Lakos
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 144382528X
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This book is a new approach to how we in the West understand China and Chinese culture. It challenges the master narrative of Confucianism and shows that ancestor worship has underpinned Chinese culture in many influential and vital ways and provides a nuanced and more efficacious paradigm through which Chinese culture may be viewed. It is an exposition and analysis of Chinese ancestor worship and its correlations, especially filial piety and ritual, and it shows the intrinsic importance of ancestor worship to Chinese culture. By using a practice theory—ritual—and communication theory approach this work highlights the relationship between the rituals of ancestor worship and their meaning within Chinese culture. In emphasizing the efficacy of ritual to cultural meaning it also questions and compares the master narrative of Confucianism in its role as the prime cultural symbol and paradigm of Chinese culture. China and Chinese culture is conventionally understood by the West through the paradigm and its articulated discourse of Confucianism. In order to ameliorate and overcome the epistemological problematic of a cross-cultural understanding of China, a new approach to the understanding of China and Chinese culture is proposed. The thesis approach is ‘meta-disciplinary’ and multi-viewed, and draws on a range of evidence and theories which focus on the problematic of ‘cross-cultural understanding.’

The Changing Chinese Family Pattern In Taiwan

Author: Chun-kit Joseph Wong
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Self And Biography

Author: Gungwu Wang
Editor: Sydney University Press
ISBN:
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Chinese Sociology And Anthropology

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Chinese American Families From Taiwan

Author: Ciloue Cheng Stewart
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Chinese Peasant Cotton South English Midlands

Author: Irwin Taylor Sanders
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South China

Author: Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen. Afd. Letterkunde
Editor: Royal Netherlands Academy of
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Paperback. This collection of twenty-two articles by the most prominent specialists in the field, looks at current socio-economic and cultural changes in South China from a broad historical and intra-Asian perspective. It covers theoretical issues on the character of 'Chinese capitalism', political and economic dimensions of South China's relation with Southeast Asian countries, and the effects of hometown ties on present-day socio-political structures. This volume does not only contain relevant and new information for social scientists, but it should be read by anyone interested in the modern development of China and Asia.