10. Chinese Popular Religion

  1. Randall L. Nadeau
  1. Philip Clart

Published Online: 14 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444361995.ch10

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

How to Cite

Clart, P. (2012) Chinese Popular Religion, in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions (ed R. L. Nadeau), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444361995.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Leipzig, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190312

Online ISBN: 9781444361995

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Keywords:

  • Chinese popular religion;
  • problematic, “Confucian,” “Daoist,” and “Buddhist”;
  • notion of “ popular religion” hotly debated;
  • “lived religion” of Chinese people, beyond the institutional;
  • Buddhism and Daoism, featuring within a “lived religion”;
  • tripartite categorization, paralleling of three social worlds;
  • Chinese popular religion, with no fixed canons;
  • popular religion and the state

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Conceptual Issues

  • Gods, Ghosts, Ancestors, and the Cosmos

  • Religious Specialists

  • The Transmission of Religious Knowledge

  • Social Contexts I: Family

  • Social Contexts II: Local Community

  • Social Contexts III: Voluntary Associations

  • Social Contexts IV: Popular Religion and the State

  • Further Reading