Negotiating religion in modern China : state and common people in Guangzhou, 1900-1937

Shuk Wah POON

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Abstract

Negotiating Religion in Modern China traces the history of the Chinese state's relationship with religion from 1900 to 1937. The revolutionary regime condemned religious practice in the early twentieth century, suppressing "superstitious" belief in favor of a secular, more enlightened society. Drawing on newspapers and unpublished official documents, this book focuses on the case of Guangzhou, largely because of the city's sustained involvement in the revolutionary quest for a "new" China. The author pays particular attention to the implementation of policy and citizens' attempts at adaptation and resistance.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Chinese University of Hong Kong Press
ISBN (Print)9789629964214
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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POON, S. W. (2011). Negotiating religion in modern China : state and common people in Guangzhou, 1900-1937. The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press.