Chinese Religion Going Global

Appel à contributions pour le volume 11 (à paraître en 2020) de Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion. Ce numéro aura pour titre « Chinese Religion Going Global » et sera édité par Nanlai Cao (Université du peuple, Pékin), Giuseppe Giordan (Université de Padoue) et Fenggang Yang (Purdue University, USA).

Dates

  • Submission of proposals: June 30, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2018
  • Completed manuscripts (7,000 words): June 30, 2019

Presentation

Four decades of economic reform and opening up in China has brought about dramatic social and cultural changes associated with globalization. As China is being increasingly integrated into global economy, more and more Chinese live transnational lives and practice religion globally. So far the scholarship of the interrelationship between religion and globalization in the Chinese religious field has primarily been set in the historical context of the encounter between Western Christian missionaries and local Chinese agents.
By now the relationship has become substantially diversified, with an increasing number of Chinese people going abroad for various religious
as well as non-religious reasons, including planting new temples and churches to reach local people as well as serving the Chinese diaspora. At the present stage of China’s globalization, there is an intellectual urgency of going beyond the China/West dichotomy in the common narrative of globalization that assumes western concepts and forces transform the lives of local Chinese people.
This volume seeks to challenge the dichotomous ordering of the western global and the Chinese local, and add a new perspective for understanding religious modernity globally. To explore these issues we propose to include articles on the following themes, covering a range
of different religions and geographic areas:

1.      Changing state-religion dynamics and the globalization of Chinese religions
2.      The rise of new diasporic religious communities, networks and movements
3.      Interreligious dialogue and politics in the context of China’s globalization
4.      Chinese religions in the transnational context of secularism, cultural pluralism, and multifaith societies
5.      Transnational Chinese religions and emerging information technologies
6.      Religion among the second generation Chinese immigrant youth
7.      Transnational Chinese religiosities and gender relations.

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Monique Abud

Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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