Religious and Ethnic Revival in a Chinese Minority - pr_237147

Religious and Ethnic Revival in a Chinese Minority

The Bai People of Southwest China



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This book is based on anthropological fieldwork among the Bai, an ethnic minority with a population of two million in Dali, southwest China. It explores the religious and ethnic revival in the last two decades against a historical background. It explains why and how religions and ethnic identity are revived in contemporary China, with the revived analytical concept of "alterity", which suggests a world beyond here and now. The book focuses on the particular institutions and ritual technologies that seek for access to the invisible, transcendental other-both spatial and temporal. It covers a variety of topics, including pre-modern kingship, modern utopia, religious alterity, ethnic identity, religious associations, the Intangible Cultural Heritage, and temple restorations.

Product code: 9780415528504

ISBN 9780415528504
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW156
Series Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series
No. Of Pages 176
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd