Popular Religion And Shamanism

Popular Religion and Shamanism PDF
Author: Xisha Ma
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004174559
Size: 32.50 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 499
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Popular Religion And Shamanism

by Xisha Ma, Popular Religion And Shamanism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Popular Religion And Shamanism book, Popular Religion and Shamanism addresses two areas of religion within Chinese society; the lay teachings that Chinese scholars term folk or “popular” religion, and shamanism. Each area represents a distinct tradition of scholarship, and the book is therefore split into two parts. Part I: Popular Religion discusses the evolution of organized lay movements over an arc of ten centuries. Its eight chapters focus on three key points: the arrival and integration of new ideas before the Song dynasty, the coalescence of an intellectual and scriptural tradition during the Ming, and the efflorescence of new organizations during the late Qing. Part II: Shamanism reflects the revived interest of scholars in traditional beliefs and culture that reemerged with the “open” policy in China that occurred in the 1970s. Two of the essays included in this section address shamanism in northeast China where the traditions played an important role in the cultures of the Manchu, Mongol, Sibe, Daur, Oroqen, Evenki, and Hezhen. The other essay discusses divination rites in a local culture of southwest China.



Popular Religion And Shamanism

Popular Religion and Shamanism PDF
Author: Xisha Ma
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047428013
Size: 42.49 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 508
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Popular Religion And Shamanism

by Xisha Ma, Popular Religion And Shamanism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Popular Religion And Shamanism book, Popular Religion and Shamanism addresses two areas of religion within Chinese society; the lay teachings that Chinese scholars term folk or “popular” religion, and shamanism. Each area represents a distinct tradition of scholarship, and the book is therefore split into two parts. Part I: Popular Religion discusses the evolution of organized lay movements over an arc of ten centuries. Its eight chapters focus on three key points: the arrival and integration of new ideas before the Song dynasty, the coalescence of an intellectual and scriptural tradition during the Ming, and the efflorescence of new organizations during the late Qing. Part II: Shamanism reflects the revived interest of scholars in traditional beliefs and culture that reemerged with the “open” policy in China that occurred in the 1970s. Two of the essays included in this section address shamanism in northeast China where the traditions played an important role in the cultures of the Manchu, Mongol, Sibe, Daur, Oroqen, Evenki, and Hezhen. The other essay discusses divination rites in a local culture of southwest China.



Shamans Nostalgias And The Imf

Shamans  Nostalgias  and the IMF PDF
Author: Laurel Kendall
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824833988
Size: 53.58 MB
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Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 280
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Shamans Nostalgias And The Imf

by Laurel Kendall, Shamans Nostalgias And The Imf Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Shamans Nostalgias And The Imf book, Thirty years ago, anthropologist Laurel Kendall did intensive fieldwork among South Korea’s (mostly female) shamans and their clients as a reflection of village women’s lives. In the intervening decades, South Korea experienced an unprecedented economic, social, political, and material transformation and Korean villages all but disappeared. And the shamans? Kendall attests that they not only persist but are very much a part of South Korean modernity. This enlightening and entertaining study of contemporary Korean shamanism makes the case for the dynamism of popular religious practice, the creativity of those we call shamans, and the necessity of writing about them in the present tense. Shamans thrive in South Korea’s high-rise cities, working with clients who are largely middle class and technologically sophisticated. Emphasizing the shaman’s work as open and mutable, Kendall describes how gods and ancestors articulate the changing concerns of clients and how the ritual fame of these transactions has itself been transformed by urban sprawl, private cars, and zealous Christian proselytizing. For most of the last century Korean shamans were reviled as practitioners of antimodern superstition; today they are nostalgically celebrated icons of a vanished rural world. Such superstition and tradition occupy flip sides of modernity’s coin—the one by confuting, the other by obscuring, the beating heart of shamanic practice. Kendall offers a lively account of shamans, who once ministered to the domestic crises of farmers, as they address the anxieties of entrepreneurs whose dreams of wealth are matched by their omnipresent fears of ruin. Money and access to foreign goods provoke moral dilemmas about getting and spending; shamanic rituals express these through the longings of the dead and the playful antics of greedy gods, some of whom have acquired a taste for imported whiskey. No other book-length study captures the tension between contemporary South Korean life and the contemporary South Korean shamans’ work. Kendall’s familiarity with the country and long association with her subjects permit nuanced comparisons between a 1970s "then" and recent encounters—some with the same shamans and clients—as South Korea moved through the 1990s, endured the Asian Financial Crisis, and entered the new millennium. She approaches her subject through multiple anthropological lenses such that readers interested in religion, ritual performance, healing, gender, landscape, material culture, modernity, and consumption will find much of interest here.



Tantric Revisionings

Tantric Revisionings PDF
Author: Geoffrey Samuel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351896172
Size: 36.65 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 392
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Tantric Revisionings

by Geoffrey Samuel, Tantric Revisionings Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Tantric Revisionings book, Tantric Revisionings presents stimulating new perspectives on Hindu and Buddhist religion, particularly their Tantric versions, in India, Tibet or in modern Western societies. Geoffrey Samuel adopts an historically and textually informed anthropological approach, seeking to locate and understand religion in its social and cultural context. The question of the relation between 'popular' (folk, domestic, village, 'shamanic') religion and elite (literary, textual, monastic) religion forms a recurring theme through these studies. Six chapters have not been previously published; the previously published studies included are in publications which are difficult to locate outside major specialist libraries.



Chinese Religions In Contemporary Societies

Chinese Religions in Contemporary Societies PDF
Author: James Miller
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851096264
Size: 14.33 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 317
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Chinese Religions In Contemporary Societies

by James Miller, Chinese Religions In Contemporary Societies Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Chinese Religions In Contemporary Societies book, A comprehensive introduction to the resurgence of religion in China and Taiwan since the end of the Cultural Revolution and a wide-ranging examination of the impact of religious traditions on Euro-Americans and Chinese immigrants in present-day North America. * A collection of essays written by a diverse lineup of distinguished experts including James Miller, Tam Wai Lun, Ven. Jing Yin, Kim Sung-Hae, Alison Marshall, Tak-ling Terry Woo, David Palmer, Jonathan H. X. Lee, and Elijah Siegler * Photographs illustrating important aspects of Chinese religious practices * A bibliography for each chapter to facilitate further research * An index for fast access to key events, individuals, organizations, deities, religious terms and practices, and time periods



Shamans Nostalgias And The Imf

Shamans  Nostalgias  and the IMF PDF
Author: Laurel Kendall
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824833430
Size: 20.55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 280
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Shamans Nostalgias And The Imf

by Laurel Kendall, Shamans Nostalgias And The Imf Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Shamans Nostalgias And The Imf book, Thirty years ago, anthropologist Laurel Kendall did intensive fieldwork among South Korea’s (mostly female) shamans and their clients as a reflection of village women’s lives. In the intervening decades, South Korea experienced an unprecedented economic, social, political, and material transformation and Korean villages all but disappeared. And the shamans? Kendall attests that they not only persist but are very much a part of South Korean modernity. This enlightening and entertaining study of contemporary Korean shamanism makes the case for the dynamism of popular religious practice, the creativity of those we call shamans, and the necessity of writing about them in the present tense. Shamans thrive in South Korea’s high-rise cities, working with clients who are largely middle class and technologically sophisticated. Emphasizing the shaman’s work as open and mutable, Kendall describes how gods and ancestors articulate the changing concerns of clients and how the ritual fame of these transactions has itself been transformed by urban sprawl, private cars, and zealous Christian proselytizing. For most of the last century Korean shamans were reviled as practitioners of antimodern superstition; today they are nostalgically celebrated icons of a vanished rural world. Such superstition and tradition occupy flip sides of modernity’s coin—the one by confuting, the other by obscuring, the beating heart of shamanic practice. Kendall offers a lively account of shamans, who once ministered to the domestic crises of farmers, as they address the anxieties of entrepreneurs whose dreams of wealth are matched by their omnipresent fears of ruin. Money and access to foreign goods provoke moral dilemmas about getting and spending; shamanic rituals express these through the longings of the dead and the playful antics of greedy gods, some of whom have acquired a taste for imported whiskey. No other book-length study captures the tension between contemporary South Korean life and the contemporary South Korean shamans’ work. Kendall’s familiarity with the country and long association with her subjects permit nuanced comparisons between a 1970s "then" and recent encounters—some with the same shamans and clients—as South Korea moved through the 1990s, endured the Asian Financial Crisis, and entered the new millennium. She approaches her subject through multiple anthropological lenses such that readers interested in religion, ritual performance, healing, gender, landscape, material culture, modernity, and consumption will find much of interest here.



Popular Religion In Modern China

Popular Religion in Modern China PDF
Author: Lan Li
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317077954
Size: 14.62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 308
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Popular Religion In Modern China

by Lan Li, Popular Religion In Modern China Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Popular Religion In Modern China book, Since the early 1980s, China's rapid economic growth and social transformation have greatly altered the role of popular religion in the country. This book makes a new contribution to the research on the phenomenon by examining the role which popular religion has played in modern Chinese politics. Popular Religion in Modern China uses Nuo as an example of how a popular religion has been directly incorporated into the Chinese Community Party's (CCP) policies and how the religion functions as a tool to maintain socio-political stability, safeguard national unification and raise the country's cultural 'soft power' in the eyes of the world. It provides rich new material on the interplay between contemporary Chinese politics, popular religion and economic development in a rapidly changing society.



Healing Powers And Modernity

Healing Powers and Modernity PDF
Author: Linda Connor
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897897150
Size: 74.99 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 283
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Healing Powers And Modernity

by Linda Connor, Healing Powers And Modernity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Healing Powers And Modernity book, Explores the effects of modernity on traditional healing systems of Asia and interactions between traditional and "Western" medicine.