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Making Saints in Modern China

David Ownby, Vincent Goossaert, and Ji Zhe


Making Saints in Modern China offers a new perspective on the history of religion in modern and contemporary China by focusing on the profiles of religious leaders from the early twentieth century through the early twenty-first century. The volume offers biographies of prominent Daoists and Buddhists, as well as of the charismatic leaders of redemptive societies and state managers of religious associations in the Republican period and in the People’s Republic. Chapter authors include scholars from the United States, Canada, France, Italy, and Taiwan, some of whose work is made available in Eng ... More

Keywords: China, religion, sainthood, modernization, secularization, leadership, charisma, hagiography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190494568
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190494568.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Ownby, editor
Professor, Department of History, University of Montreal

Vincent Goossaert, editor
Professor, Department of Religious Studies, EPHE (Ecole pratique des hautes itudes)

Ji Zhe, editor
Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Studies, INALCO (Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales)

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