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Shanghai Sacred : The Religious Landscape of a Global City - (Paperback)

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Shanghai, a dynamic world metropolis, is home to a multitude of religions, from Buddhism and Islam, to Christianity and Baha’ism, to Hinduism and Daoism, and many more. In this city of 24 million inhabitants, new religious groups and older faiths together claim and reclaim spiritual space.

Shanghai Sacred explores the spaces, rituals, and daily practices that make up the religious landscape of the city, offering a new paradigm for the study of Chinese spirituality that reflects the global trends shaping Chinese culture and civil society.

Based on years of fieldwork, incorporating both comparative and methodological perspectives, Shanghai Sacred demonstrates how religions are lived, constructed, and thus inscribed into the social imaginary of the metropolis. Evocative photographs by Liz Hingley enrich and interact with the narrative, making the book an innovative contribution to religious visual ethnography.

Number of Pages: 255
Genre: History, Social Science, Religion + Beliefs
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr
Author: Benoiu0302t Vermander & Liz Hingley & Liang Zhang
Language: English
Street Date: April 30, 2018
TCIN: 53451088
UPC: 9780295741680
Item Number (DPCI): 248-68-7368
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