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Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule

Fenggang Yang


What has happened to religion in China since the Communist revolution? Against all the odds of eradication measures dictated by the atheist ideology and secularization effects of modernization, religion has survived and has been reviving and thriving despite Communist rule. This book presents a comprehensive overview of Chinese versions of Marxist atheism, evolving religious policies, and the religious change in China under Communism. It presents a fresh definition of religion for the social scientific study that classifies the religious and religion-like phenomena into a clear order. Working ... More

Keywords: China, Communism, religion, atheism, religious policy, religious monopoly, religious pluralism, religious oligopoly, secularization, new paradigm, religious economy, shortage economy of religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199735655
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735655.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fenggang Yang, author
Purdue University