How did the world begin? How were the first people created and which specific roles were they supposed to play in the cosmos? Like other mythologies worldwide, China’s creation and origin myths explain how man created order out of chaos and imposed culture on nature. Cross-cultural approaches to myth make us aware of the limitations of our own familiar classifications. This book makes a provocative case for the comparative study of the hidden treasures of China’s oral and written myth traditions in different languages and cultures, a legacy generously left behind by singers, storytellers, poets, and writers. This book opens new doors to the study of Chinese mythologies, a surprising and so far almost unknown world outside China.
China’s Creation and Origin Myths
Yong Chen, El Colegio de Mexico
Confucianism as Religion tackles the perennially controversial question of whether Confucianism is a religion and proposes a holistic and contextual approach to the issue.
Peter Tze Ming Ng, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Viewing Chinese Christianity from a globalization perspective, this volume describes the interplay of “universal” and “particular” aspects as well as the global and local forces which shaped the characteristics of Chinese Christianity.
Edited by Yang Fenggang and Joseph Tamney†
Confucianism is reviving in China and spreading in America. This multidisciplinary volume includes philosophical and theological articulations of Confucianism and other spiritual traditions for the modern and globalizing world, and empirical studies of and analytical reflections on Confucianism ...
Edited by Yang Fenggang and Graeme Lang
This book provides a sampling of recent field studies of religions in China, along with theoretical reflections by sociologists, anthropologists and religious studies scholars, both inside and outside China, on the revival of the social scientific study of religion in Chinese societies.
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