The Secular in South, East, and Southeast Asia

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 m...

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Other Authors: Dean, Kenneth (Editor), van der Veer, Peter (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Palgrave Macmillan 2019, 2019
Edition:1st ed. 2019
Series:Global Diversities
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 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 inVietnam; 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