The souls of China : the return of religion after Mao / Ian Johnson.
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- ISBN: 9781101870051
- ISBN: 1101870052
- Physical Description: x, 455 pages : maps ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 
- Copyright: ©2017
Maps on lining papers.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages [405-430]) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Part I. The moon year. Beijing: the tolling bell -- Ritual: the lost middle -- Shanxi: first night -- Chengdu: long live Auntie Wei -- Part II. Awakening of the insects. Ritual: awakening the past -- Beijing: you can't explain it -- Ritual: the caged master -- Practice: learning to breathe -- Part III. Clear and bright. Ritual: martyrs -- Shanxi: the buried books -- Chengdu: Good Friday -- Beijing: ascending the mountain -- Part IV. Summer harvest. Chengdu: recitation -- Practice: learning to walk -- Ritual: new star -- Beijing: the flower lady -- Shanxi: source of the divine -- Part V. Mid-autumn. Practice: learning to sit -- Beijing: the sacred slum -- Ritual: the new leader -- Chengdu: the new Calvinists -- Part VI. Winter solstice. Practice: following the moon -- Shanxi: city people -- Beijing: the great Hermit -- Ritual: eastern lightning -- Chengdu: searching for Jesus -- Part VII. Leap year. Ritual: the fragrant dream -- Chengdu: entering the city -- Shanxi: ghost burial -- Beijing: the wondrous peak -- Afterward: the search for heaven.
The Souls of China tells the story of one of the world's great spiritual revivals. Following a century of violent anti-religious campaigns, China is now filled with new temples, churches, and mosques--as well as cults, sects, and politicians trying to harness religion for their own ends. Driving this explosion of faith is uncertainty--over what it means to be Chinese and how to live an ethical life in a country that discarded traditional morality a century ago and is searching for new guideposts. Ian Johnson first visited China in 1984; in the 1990s he helped run a charity to rebuild Daoist temples, and in 2001 he won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the suppression of the Falun Gong spiritual movement. While researching this book, he lived for extended periods with underground church members, rural Daoists, and Buddhist pilgrims. Along the way, he learned esoteric meditation techniques, visited a nonagenarian Confucian sage, and befriended government propagandists as they fashioned a remarkable embrace of traditional values. He has distilled these experiences into a cycle of festivals, births, deaths, detentions, and struggle--a great awakening of faith that is shaping the soul of the world's newest superpower.
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