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Travagnin, Stefania, ed. (2016) Religion and Media in China: Insights and Case Studies from the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong. New York and London: Routledge. (Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture)

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Abstract

This volume focuses on the intersection of religion and the media in China, bringing interdisciplinary approaches to bear on the role of religion in the lives of individuals and greater shifts within Chinese society in an increasingly media-saturated environment. With case studies focusing on Mainland China (including Tibet), Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as diasporic Chinese communities outside Asia, contributors consider topics including the historical and ideological roots of media representations of religion, expressions of religious faith online and in social media, state intervention (through both censorship and propaganda), religious institutions’ and communities’ use of various forms of media, and the role of the media in relations between online/offline and local/diaspora communities. Chapters engage with the major religious traditions practiced in contemporary China, namely Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam, and new religious movements.<br/>Religion and the Media in China serves as a critical survey of case studies and suggests theoretical and methodological tools for a thorough and systematic study of religion in modern China. Contributors to the volume include historians of religion, sinologists, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, and media and communication scholars. The critical theories that contributors develop around key concepts in religion—such as authority, community, church, ethics, pilgrimage, ritual, text, and practice—contribute to advancing the emerging field of religion and media studies.

Item Type: Edited Book or Journal Volume
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of Religions & Philosophies
ISBN: 9781138849396
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315725611
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2020 16:29
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/34491
Related URLs: https://www.rou ... k/9781138385429 (Publisher URL)

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