The Secular in South, East, and Southeast Asia (häftad)
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Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2019
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
van der Veer, Peter
6 Illustrations, black and white; XVII, 325 p. 6 illus.
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The Secular in South, East, and Southeast Asia (häftad)

The Secular in South, East, and Southeast Asia

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This innovative edited collection provides a comprehensive analysis of modern secularism across Asia which contests and expands prevailing accounts that have predominantly focused on the West. Its authors highlight that terms like 'secular', 'secularization', and 'secularism' do not carry the same meanings in the very different historical and cultural contexts of Asia. Critiquing Charles Taylor's account of secularism, this book examines what travelled and what not in 'the imperial encounter' between Western secular modernity and other traditions outside of the West. Throughout the book, state responses to religion at different points in Chinese and South-East Asian history are carefully considered, providing a nuanced and in-depth understanding of post-secular strategies and relations in these areas. Particular attention is given to Catholicism in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Singapore, and Hinduism and Chinese religion in Malaysia, Singapore, and India. This theoretically engaged work will appeal to students and scholars of Asian studies, anthropology, religious studies, history, sociology, and political science.
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Kenneth Dean is Professor and Director of Chinese Studies at National University Singapore. Peter van der Veer is Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany, and Distinguished University Professor at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.


Chapter 1: Introduction; Kenneth Dean and Peter van der Veer.- Chapter 2: Asian Catholicism, Interreligious Colonial Encounters and Dynamics of Secularism in Asia; Jose Casanova.- Chapter 3: The Secular in India and China; Peter van der Veer.- Chapter 4: Spirit Mediums and Secular/Religious Divides in Singapore; Kenneth Dean.- Chapter 5: Secularization, Sacralization and Subject Formation in Modern China; David A. Palmer and Fabian Winiger.- Chapter 6: The Third Globalization of Catholicism in Greater China; Richard Madsen.- Chapter 7: "Folk Belief," Cultural Turn of Secular Governance and Shifting Religious Landscape in Contemporary China; Xiaoxuan Wang.- Chapter 8: The Roles of Secular States in the Development of Contemporary Chinese Buddhism: A Cross-Strait Perspective on Buddhist Nunneries; Tzu-Lung Chiu.- Chapter 9: Communist Ideology, Secularity, and Reenchantment Challenges for the Catholic Church in Vietnam, 1954-2015; Peter C. Phan.- Chapter 10: The Uncle Ho Religion in Vietnam; Tam T.T. Ngo.- Chapter 11: From Secularism to Popular Progressiveness: Popular Religion and the Creation of Telangana Regionalism; Stefan Binder.- Chapter 12: Adjudicating the Sacred: The Fates of 'Native' Religious Endowments in India and Hong Kong; Leilah Vevaina.- Chapter 13: Secularism and Religious Modernity in Sri Lanka & Singapore: Transregional Revivalism Considered; Neena Mahadev.