Casting Faiths: Imperialism and the Transformation of Religion in East and Southeast Asia

Hardcover | April 15, 2009

EditorThomas DuBois

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How did European imperialism shape the ideas and practices of religion in East and Southeast Asia? Casting Faiths brings together eleven scholars to show how Western law, governance, education and mission shaped the basic understanding of what religion is, and what role it should play in society.

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How did European imperialism shape the ideas and practices of religion in East and Southeast Asia? Casting Faiths brings together eleven scholars to show how Western law, governance, education and mission shaped the basic understanding of what religion is, and what role it should play in society.

THOMAS DUBOIS  is Associate Professor of History at National University of Singapore. He is the author of The Sacred Village: Social Change and Religious Life in Rural North China (Hawaii, 2005), as well as articles in the American Historical Review, East Asian History, History and Theory, and the Law and History Review.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.82 × 5.67 × 0.8 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230221580

ISBN - 13:9780230221581

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The transformation of religion in East and Southeast Asia paradigmatic change in regional perspective--T.DuBois
PART I: ORIENTALISM AND THE WESTERN RECASTING OF BUDDHISM
From Thathanadaw to Theravada Buddhism: Constructions of Religion and Religious Identity in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Myanmar--A.Kirichenko
Publishing Eastern Buddhism: D.T Suzuki's journey to the West--J.Snodgrass
PART II: MISSION AND MEANING IN CHRISTIANITY
The Education of Annie Howe: Missionary Transformations in late Meiji Japan--R.Wollons
Idols and Art: Missionary Attitudes towards Indigenous Worship and the Material Culture on Nias, Indonesia, 1904-1920--M.Tjoa-Bonatz
The Virgin heads South: Northern Catholic Refugees and their Clergy in South Vietnam, 1954-64--P.Hansen
PART III. STATE AND RELIGIOUS ETHNICITY
The Making of Islamic Law: Local Elites and Colonial Authority in British Malaya--I.Hussin
Christian Conversion and Ethnic Identity in East Kalimantan--J.Connolly
Recasting Religion and Ethnicity: Tourism and Socialism in Northern Sichuan, 1992-2005; D.Sutton&--X.Kang
PART IV: NEW MEDIA AND NEW RELIGION
Japanese media and Manchurian Cultural Community: Religion in the Shengjing Times, 1907-1944--T.DuBois
Showing Faith: Exhibiting Omoto to Consumers in Early Twentieth Century Japan--N.Stalker
Afterword: Questioning faiths? Casting doubts--O.Salemink