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  • Restoring religion through collective memory: How Chinese Pentecostals engage in mnemonic practices afte the Cultual Revolution.
    Huang, Ke-hsien (2018)
    Social Compass 65:1: 76-96.

    Chinese Pentecostal elites use collective memory as a resource for meeting the felt religious needs of people.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Collective memory; Elite; Pentecostal, China
  • Taming the spirit by appropriating indigenous culture: An ethnographic study of the True Jesus Church as Confucian-style Pentecostalism.
    Huang, Ke-hsien (2017)
    In Fenggang Yang, Joy K. C. Tong, and Allan H. Anderson (eds.) Global Chinese Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity. Leiden: Brill.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Participant observation; Pentecostal, China; True Jesus Church, China
  • Authoritarian resilience versus everyday resistance: The unexpected strength of religious advocacy in promoting transnational activism in China.
    Wang, Ray (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:3: 558-576.

    By building a local network, including government-sponsored social groups, transnational religious activists can pressure an authoritarian regime to incorporate basic freedoms & create space for activism.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; China; Network; Protest
  • Education, religious commitment, and religious tolerance in contemporary China.
    Wang, Xiuhua,and Jeremy E. Uecker (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:2: 157-182.

    Analyzes 2007 Spiritual Life Study of Chinese Residents data; the more educated are no less affiliated with a religion than others among the no-elderly, slightly more likely to believe, less likely to find religion salient, & more likely to be tolerant of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Tolerance; Salience; Membership; Education; China
  • The growth and dynamism of Chinese Christianity.
    Yang, Fenggang (2016)
    In Allen D. Hertzke and Timothy Samuel Shah (eds.) Christianity and Freedom, vol. II: Contemporary Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,

    Associated Search Terms: Christian, China; China
  • Trust at Work: A Study on Faith and Trust of Protestant Entrepreneurs in China
    Tong, Joy K.C., and Fenggang Yang (2016)
    Religions 7(12), 136; doi:10.3390/rel7120136 (online)

    Based on in-depth interviews; religiosity facilitates trust.

    Associated Search Terms: Business people; China; Protestant, China; Trust
  • Religious diversity and the state in China.
    Chan, Kim-Kwong, and Graeme Lang (2016)
    In Andrew Dawson (ed.) The Politics and Practice of Religious Diversity: National Contexts, Global Issues. New York: Routledge, pp. 23-48.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Pluralism; State; Diversity
  • (Re)locating sacredness in Shamghai.
    Hingley, Liz, Benoît Vermander, and Liang Zhang (2016)
    Social Compass 63:1: 38-56.

    Maps sacredness in Shanghai by exploring landmarks, compounds, privacy, and waterways.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; China, Shanghai
  • Sect-to-church movement in globalization: Transforming Pentecostalism and coastal intermediaries in contemporary China.
    Huang, Ke-hsien (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 407-416.

    Leaders in True Jesus Church, a Pentecostal denomination in China, used the prestige of overseas influences to legitimate change away from sect-like to denomination-like features.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Pentecostal, China; Typology; True Jesus Church, China; Legitimation; China; Globalization
  • Exceptionalism or Chinamerica: Measuring religious change in the globalizing world today.
    Yang, Fenggang (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:1: 7-22.

    Christianity, especially Evangelical, is growing rapidly in China.

    Associated Search Terms: Survey; Methods; China; Demography; Folk religion; Definition of religion
  • Religious borderlands: Sociology of religion in conversation with its disciplinary neighbors.
    Carnesecca, Cole (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:3: 225-240.

    Notes the contemporary propensity in anthropology & area studies to abandon the category religion, in contrast to conceptualization in the sociology of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of religion; Emic/etic; Shinto; Japan; Definition of religion; Confucian; China
  • A Star in the East: The Rise of Christianity in China.
    Stark, Rodney, and Xiuhua Wang (2015)
    West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania: Templeton Press.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Christian, China
  • Intergenerational religious mobility in contemporary China.
    Hu, Anning, and Reid J. Leamaster (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:1: 79-99.

    Analyzes 2010 China General Social Survey data. Intergenerational religious mobility shows a growth of Islam, Christianity, & nones relative to traditional Chinese religions for father-child mobility, & advantage of nones for mother-child mobility.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, China; Islam, China; Generations; Conversion; China; Christian, China
  • Investigating the connection between science and this-worldly oriented superstition: A research note on the case of school adolescents in urban China.
    Hu, Anning (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:4: 575-586.

    Analyzes 2009 questionnaire data from junior high school students in Chinese cities. Scientific orientation & knowledge was inversely related to a magical or superstitious orientation.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Students, secondary; Magic; Science
  • Agency-driven secularization and Chinese experiments in multiple modernities.
    Yang, Fenggang (2014)
    In Peter Berger, The Many Altars of Modernity: Towad a Paradigm for Religion in a Pluralsit Age. Berlin: DeGruyter, pp. 123-140.

    The essay is a response to Peter Berger's text.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; China
  • Religious faith and the market economy: A survey on faith and trust of Catholic entrereneurs in China.
    Gao, Shining, and Fengang Yang (2014)
    In Jürgen von Hagen and Michael Welker (eds.) Money as God?: The Monetization of the market and Its Impact on Religion, Politics, Law and Ethics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 339-361.

    Associated Search Terms: Business people; China; Catholic, China
  • How culture matters in poverty alleviation efforts: Microcredit and Confucian ideals in rural China.
    Hsu, Becky Y. (2014)
    In Kathleen O. Korgen, Jonathan M. White, and Shelly K. White (eds.) Sociologists in Action: Sociology, Social Change, and Social Justice. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage, pp. 197-199.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Confucian, China; Economic; Rural; Development
  • Building Temples in China. Memories, Tourism, and Identities.
    Chan, Selina Ching, and Graeme Lang (2014)
    London and New York: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Pilgrimage; Temple; Daoist, China; China; Tourists
  • Dyadic nexus fighting two-front battles: A study of the microlevel process of the official-religion-state relationship in China.
    Huang, Ke-hsien (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:4: 706-721.

    Based on qualitative data on the True Jesus Church in China Bureaucratic government superiors & lay members push local government officials & local religious leaders, respectively, toward hardline positions, but at the micro level pragmatic cooperation occurs.

    Associated Search Terms: State; China; True Jesus Church, China
  • Conversion and Confucianism.
    Sun, Anna (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 538-555.

    One can become Confucian, but it is not exactly conversion; it is a matter of cultivation.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Historical; Conversion; Confucian
  • What about China? Religious vitality in the most secular and rapidly modernizing society.
    Yang, Fenggang (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:4: 564-578.

    Auto-biographical statement of coming to study Chinese religious phenomena.

    Associated Search Terms: Yang, Fenggang; China
  • Popular Buddhists: The Relationship between Popular Religious Involvement and Buddhist Identity in Contemporary China.
    Leamaster, Reid J., and Anning Hu (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:2: 234-259.

    Analyzes data from the 2007 Spiritual Life Study of Chinese Residents. Buddhist identification predicts popular religious belief and practice, as does seeing inequality as a problem. Education was not related.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Urban/rural; Syncretism; Education; Buddhist, China; Ancestor; Popular religion
  • "Conversion" and the resurgence of indigenous religion in China.
    Fan, Lizhu, and Na Chen (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 556-577.

    Describes a revival of folk religion & a sensed need for meaning after the era of Mao Zedong.

    Associated Search Terms: Folk religion; China; Revival; Popular religion; Diffused religion; Ancestor
  • Christian Values in Communist China.
    Wielander, Gerda (2013)
    New York: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Values; China; Christian, China
  • Self-perceived role and function of Christian prison chaplains and Buddhist volunteers in Hong Kong prisons.
    Chui, Wing Hong, and Kevin Kwok-yin Cheng (2013)
    International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 57:2: 154-168.

    Associated Search Terms: China, Hong Kong; Clergy role; Prison chaplain
  • Religious involvement and depression: Evidence for curvilinear and stress-moderating effects among young women in rural China.
    Wei, Dedong, and Eric Y. Liu (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:2:349-367.

    Analyzes 2010 questionnaire data from women, aged 18-34, living in rural villages of Xinle, Hebei Province, China. There is an inverse U curvilinear relationship between intrinsic religiosity & depressive symptoms. Intrinsic religiosity, devotions, & attendance exacerbated effects of stress life events such as marital conflict & child birth problems.

    Associated Search Terms: Devotionalism; Intrinsic/extrinsic; Practice; Religiosity; Depression; Rural; China, Hebei, Xinle
  • Renewing Confucianism as a living tradition in 21st century China: Reciting classics, reviving academies, and restoring rituals.
    Chen, Yong (2012)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Enzo Pace (eds.) Mapping Religion and Spirituality in a Postsecular World. Religion and the Social Order 22. Leiden: Brill, pp. 63-84.

    Overview of the controversial attempt at revitalizing Confucian education & rituals.

    Associated Search Terms: Confucian, China; China
  • Confucianism and Youth Suicide in Rural China.
    Zhang, Jie, and Eric Y. Liu (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:1: 93-111.

    Analyzes psychological autopsy data on 2005-08 adolescent & young adult suicides in 16 rural counties in China & living controls. Filial piety was inversely related to suicide, harmony moderate the effect of negative life events, & female subordination was positively related to suicide.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth; China; Confucian, China; Rural; Women; Suicide
  • Mapping Chinese folk religion in mainland China and Taiwan.
    Yang, Fenggang, and Anning Hu (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:3: 505-521.

    Notes 3 kinds of folk religion: communal, sectarian, & individual. Provides 2007 mainland survey data & '09 Taiwanese survey data that show percentages adhering to the 3 types, with cross-tabulations with other variables.

    Associated Search Terms: Taiwan; China; Folk religion
  • Folk Religion in Chinese Societies.
    Hu, Anning (2012)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Purdue University.

    Associated Search Terms: Folk religion; Taiwan; Chinese; China
  • Religion in China. Survival and Revival under Communist Rule.
    Yang, Fenggang (2012)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Brings together previously published essays by the author on religion in Communist China.

    Associated Search Terms: Marxism; Oligopoly; Market model; China; Persecution; Definition of religion; Regulation; Atheist, China
  • Measuring intrinsic religiosity: Scales for use in mental health studies in China--a research report.
    Liu, Eric Y., and Harold G. Koenig (2012)
    Mental Health, Religion, and Culture 16:2:215-224.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity scale; Mental health; Measurement; China; Intrinsic/extrinsic
  • Market and money: A critique of rational choice theory.
    Van der Veer, Peter (2012)
    Social Compass 59:2: 183-192.

    Reservations about the market model.

    Associated Search Terms: Asia, Southeast; Rational choice theory; China; Market model
  • The social organization of religious communities in the twentieth century.
    Goossaert, Vincent (2011)
    In David A. Palmer, Glenn Shive, and Philip L. Wickeri (eds.) Chinese Religious Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 172-192.

    Associated Search Terms: China
  • Buddhism in the reform era: A secularized revival?
    Ji, Zhe (2011)
    In Adam Yuet chau (ed.) Religion in Contemporary China: Revitalization and Innovation. London: Routledge, pp. 32-53.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, China; China
  • The Chinese Buddhist Ecology in Post-Mao China: Contours, Types and Dynamics.
    Sun, Yanfei (2011)
    Social Compass 58:4: 498-510.

    Describes governmentally recognized Buddhist temple organizations, established but non-recognized Buddhist groups, and underground syncretistic Buddhist groups in China.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, China; China; Syncretism
  • The Religious Awakening in China.
    Stark, Rodney, and Eric Y. Liu (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 52:3: 282-289.

    2001 & '07 surveys show some increase in Christian & Buddhist adherence in China, especially among non-Communists who have some level of prosperity.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian, China; China; Politics, China; Stratification; Buddhist, China
  • Buddhist revival under state watch.
    Laliberé, André (2011)
    Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 40:2: 107-134.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Buddhist, China; China; Revival
  • Contemporary Han Chinese Involvement in Tibetan Buddhism: A Case Study from Nanjing.
    Jones, Alison Denton (2011)
    Social Compass 58:4: 540-553.

    Based on 2007-08 field work in Nanjing. A general eclecticism allows Tibetan Buddhism room among Han Chinese.

    Associated Search Terms: China, Nanjing; Buddhist, China; Eclecticism; Buddhist, Tibetan, China; Urban
  • Muslim Attitudes toward Business in the Emerging Market Economy of China.
    Wang, Yutin, and Fenggang Yang (2011)
    Social Compass 58:4: 554-573.

    Based on 2006 open-ended interviews with Chinese Muslim business people in 3 cities--Beijing, Zhengzhou, & Guangzhou. Develops a typology of urban Muslim business people: socially detached, socially engaged, pragmatic, traditional, & secular.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, China; Business people; China; Economic
  • The Protestant House Church and Its Poverty of Rights in China.
    Hong, Zhaohui (2011)
    In Patrick Michel and Enzo Pace (eds.) Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion. Volume 2: Religion and Politics. Leiden: Brill, pp. 160-176.

    Describes the legal dilemmas of unofficial Protestant churches in China, termed a "poverty of rights."

    Associated Search Terms: China; Freedom; House church; Protestant, China; State
  • Religion, jeunesse et modernité: Le camp d'été nouvelle pratique rituelle du bouddhisme chinois.
    Ji, Zhe (2011)
    Social Compass 58:4: 525-539.

    Observations on a Buddhist youth summer camp.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth ministry; Youth; China; Buddhist, China
  • Constructing China's Jerusalem: Christians, Power, and Place in Contemporary Wenzhou.
    Cao, Nanlai (2011)
    Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: China, Zhejiang Province, Wenzhou; Christian, China
  • Spirituality, morality and religiousess: Adopting and adapting China's spiritual heritage today.
    Fan, Lizhu, and James Whitehead (2011)
    In David A. Palmer, Glenn Shive, and Philip L. Wickeri (eds.) Chinese Religious Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 13-29.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Change; China
  • Religion and environmentalism in Chinese societies.
    Lang, Graeme, and Lu Yufeng (2011)
    In Graeme Lang and Lu Yenfeng (eds.) Social Scientific Studies of Religion in China: Methodology, Theories and Findings. Leiden: Brill, pp. 245-272.

    Associated Search Terms: Taiwan; Environmentalism; China
  • In the footsteps of the tourists: Buddhist revival at museum/temple sites in Beijing.
    Fisher, Gareth (2011)
    Social Compass 58:4: 511-524.

    Based on participation at 2 Beijing museum/temples. Lay Buddhists are challenging the "museumification" of Buddhist temples.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, China; China, Beijing; Temple; State; Revival; Participant observation
  • Rethinking the Role of the Catholic Church in Building Civil Society in Contemporary China: The Case of Wenzhou Diocese.
    Chan, Shn-hing (2011)
    In Patrick Michel and Enzo Pace (eds.) Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion. Volume 2: Religion and Politics. Leiden: Brill, pp. 177-193.

    Based on a limited number of 2007 & 2009 interviews. Describes boundaries between government & church, & within the church. Argues that the church is a part of civil society.

    Associated Search Terms: China, Zhejiang Province, Wenzhou; Catholic, China; Freedom of religion
  • Local ritual traditions of southeast China: A challenge to definitions of religion and theories of ritual.
    Dean, Kenneth (2011)
    In Fenggang Yang and Graeme Lang (eds.) China: Methodology, Theories, and Findings. Leiden: Brill, pp. 133-165.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Definition of religion; China
  • Religion and Mental Health in China.
    Liu, Eric Y. (2011)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health. Leiden: Brill, pp. 141-173.

    Analyzes 2007 Empirical Studies of Values in China data; private religiosity positively predicts life satisfaction, but public religious involvement, membership, or belief do not. Religious effects differ from patterns found in the West.

    Associated Search Terms: Life satisfaction; Mental health; China
  • Secularism, religious change, and social conflict in Asia.
    Madsen, Richard (2011)
    In Craig Calhoun, Mark Juergensmeyer, and Jonathan Van Antwerpen (eds.) Rethinking Secularism. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 248-269.

    Examines the secularity or non-secularity of the state, society, & culture in Asia, with the cases of China, Taiwan, & Indonesia given particular attention.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Indonesia; Secularism; Taiwan; Asia
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