Taoist Ritual and Popular Cults of Southeast China

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Most commentators imagine contemporary China to be monolithic, atheistic, and materialist, and wholly divorced from its earlier customs, but Kenneth Dean combines evidence from historical texts and extensive fieldwork to reveal an entirely different picture. Since 1979, when the Chinese government relaxed some of its most stringent controls on religion, villagers in the isolated areas of Southeast China have maintained an "underground" effort to restore traditional rituals and local cults. Originally published in 1993. ...

Taoist Ritual and Popular Cults of Southeast China 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

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Taoist Ritual and Popular Cults of Southeast China 2014, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

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Taoist Ritual and Popular Cults of Southeast China 1995, Princeton University Press

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Taoist Ritual and Popular Cults of Southeast China 1993, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

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