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The Resource Religion and mobility in a globalising Asia : new ethnographic explorations, edited by Sin Wen Lau and Nanlai Cao

Religion and mobility in a globalising Asia : new ethnographic explorations, edited by Sin Wen Lau and Nanlai Cao

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Religion and mobility in a globalising Asia : new ethnographic explorations
Title
Religion and mobility in a globalising Asia
Title remainder
new ethnographic explorations
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sin Wen Lau and Nanlai Cao
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume examines the dynamic, mutually constitutive, relationship between religion and mobility in the contemporary era of Asian globalisation in which an increasing number of people have been displaced, forcefully or voluntarily, by an expanding global market economy and lasting regional political strife. Seven case studies provide up-to-date ethnographic perspectives on the translocal/transnational dimension of religion and the religious/spiritual aspect of movement. The chapters draw on research into Buddhism, Islam, Chinese qigong, Christianity and communal ritual as these religious beliefs and practices move in and across Singapore, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, the upper Mekong region, the Thai-Burma border, the Middle East and France. With these diverse and rich ethnographic cases on translocal/transnational Asian religious practices and subjectivities, the book transcends the conventional nation-state centered framework to look into how mobile religious agents are redefining boundaries of local, regional, national identities and recreating translocal, transnational and interregional connectivity. In so doing, it illustrates the importance of promoting a dynamic understanding of Asia not just as a geopolitical entity but as an ongoing social and religious formation in late modernity
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JV8490
LC item number
.R45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Religion and mobility in a globalising Asia : new ethnographic explorations, edited by Sin Wen Lau and Nanlai Cao
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Publication
Note
"This book was previously published as a special issue of the Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Religion and Mobility in a Globalising Asia: An Introduction / Nanlai Cao and Sin Wen Lau -- Refuge and Emplacement through Buddhism: Karen Refugees and Religious Practices in a Northwestern Border Town of Thailand / Prasert Rangkla -- Remembering with Respect: History, Social Memory and the Cross-Border Journeys of a Charismatic Lue Monk / Wasan Panyagaew -- Pig Sacrifices, Mobility and the Ritual Recreation of Community Among the Amis of Taiwan / Shu-Ling Yeh -- Migration as a Spiritual Pathway: Narratives of Chinese Falungong Practitioners in Singapore / Chee-Han Lim -- Journeys of Knowledge: the Role of a Chinese Sufi gongbei in generating mobility between China and Iran / Tiffany Cone -- Mobility, Christianity and Belonging: Reflections of an Overseas Chinese Expatriate Wife in Shanghai / Sin Wen Lau -- Renegotiating Locality and Morality in a Chinese Religious Diaspora: Wenzhou Christian Merchants in Paris, France / Nanlai Cao -- Epilogue: Religion and Mobility in a Globalising Asia / Nicholas Tapp
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 132 pages
Isbn
9780415716550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857966612
Label
Religion and mobility in a globalising Asia : new ethnographic explorations, edited by Sin Wen Lau and Nanlai Cao
Publication
Note
"This book was previously published as a special issue of the Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Religion and Mobility in a Globalising Asia: An Introduction / Nanlai Cao and Sin Wen Lau -- Refuge and Emplacement through Buddhism: Karen Refugees and Religious Practices in a Northwestern Border Town of Thailand / Prasert Rangkla -- Remembering with Respect: History, Social Memory and the Cross-Border Journeys of a Charismatic Lue Monk / Wasan Panyagaew -- Pig Sacrifices, Mobility and the Ritual Recreation of Community Among the Amis of Taiwan / Shu-Ling Yeh -- Migration as a Spiritual Pathway: Narratives of Chinese Falungong Practitioners in Singapore / Chee-Han Lim -- Journeys of Knowledge: the Role of a Chinese Sufi gongbei in generating mobility between China and Iran / Tiffany Cone -- Mobility, Christianity and Belonging: Reflections of an Overseas Chinese Expatriate Wife in Shanghai / Sin Wen Lau -- Renegotiating Locality and Morality in a Chinese Religious Diaspora: Wenzhou Christian Merchants in Paris, France / Nanlai Cao -- Epilogue: Religion and Mobility in a Globalising Asia / Nicholas Tapp
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 132 pages
Isbn
9780415716550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857966612

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