Religion and Media in China
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Religion and Media in China : Insights and Case Studies from the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong

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This volume focuses on the intersection of religion and media in China, bringing interdisciplinary approaches to bear on the role of religion in the lives of individuals and greater shifts within Chinese society in an increasingly media-saturated environment. With case studies focusing on Mainland China (including Tibet), Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as diasporic Chinese communities outside Asia, contributors consider topics including the historical and ideological roots of media representations of religion, expressions of religious faith online and in social media, state intervention (through both censorship and propaganda), religious institutions' and communities' use of various forms of media, and the role of the media in relations between online/offline and local/diaspora communities. Chapters engage with the major religious traditions practiced in contemporary China, namely Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam, and new religious movements. Religion and the Media in China serves as a critical survey of case studies and suggests theoretical and methodological tools for a thorough and systematic study of religion in modern China.
Contributors to the volume include historians of religion, sinologists, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, and media and communication scholars. The critical theories that contributors develop around key concepts in religion-such as authority, community, church, ethics, pilgrimage, ritual, text, and practice-contribute to advancing the emerging field of religion and media studies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4 black & white tables, 3 black & white halftones
  • 1138849391
  • 9781138849396

About Stefania Travagnin

Stefania Travagnin is Rosalind Franklin Fellow and Assistant Professor of Religion in Asia at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
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Table of contents

Introduction: Religion and the Media in China: Volume Objectives, Challenges, and Themes Stefania Travagnin PART ONE :Media Translations of Religion in China: History, Concepts, and Methods * Beyond the Conceptual Framework of Oppression and Resistance: Creativity, Religion, and the Internet in China Samuel Lengen * Regarding the Interplay of Popular Media and Religion in Hong Kong Yam Chi-Keung * Charting Religion and Media in Taiwan: Media Expressions of Faith as (Pluri)Identity Markers in the Democratization Era Stefania Travagnin PART TWO: Religious Media and Mediated Religions: Case studies from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan * Eminence and Edutainment: Xingyun and Daoxin as Television Celebrities Scott Pacey * From Woman Warrior to Good Wife: Confucian Influences on the Portrayal of Women in China's Television Drama Manya Koetse * WeChat Together about the Buddha: the Construction of Sacred Space and Religious Community in Shanghai through Social media Weishan Huang * Engaging with a Post-Totalitarian State: Buddhism Online in China Andre Laliberte * Buddhist Blogs in Mainland China and Taiwan: Discussing Buddhist Approaches to Technology Beverley Mcguire * Three High-Profile Protestant Microbloggers in Contemporary China: Expanding Public discourse or Burrowing into Religious Niches on Weibo? Carsten Vala & Huang Jianbo * Digital Islam across the Greater China: Connecting Virtual Ummah to the Chinese-Speaking Muslim Netizens Ho Wai-Yip * The Master Said, the Master Sold? Uses and Misuses of Confucius Icon in Chinese Commercial Advertising Giovanna Puppin * Dharma in Motion Pictures: Buddhist Cartoons and Documentaries in Contemporary Taiwan Stefania Travagnin * The Curious Case of Discovering Noah's Ark in Hong Kong Yam Chi-Keung * Beyond Living Buddhas, Snowy Mountains and Mighty Mastiffs: Imagining Tibetan Buddhism in Contemporary China's Mediascape Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa * Huan-ting Zen: Crossing the Straits and Engendering Emotional Transformation through Digital Media Paul J. Farrelly
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