Tag Archives: religion

104-year-old buddhist monk celebrates birthday in Shenzhen

A centenarian buddhist monk’s birthday drew large number of worshipers to Shenzhen’s Hongfa Temple, today’s Daily Sunshine reports.

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Belief in contemporary China

Li Xiangping blogs about the sociological implications of religious beliefs in contemporary China.

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Wang Xiaofeng: Fang Zhouzi and China as a modern medieval state

Bruno didn’t behave either (Wikipedia) In late July, “science cop” Fang Zhouzi, known for exposing academic and scientific fraud, was attacked by thugs wielding an iron hammer and anesthetic spray. The case has been widely reported in Chinese and western … Continue reading

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The cult of a Super Girl

Super Girl Li Yuchun Photoshopped into a messianic figure.

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China builds world’s largest, scariest ice Santa

Giant Santa’s and church-going Chinese.

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Three decades of public life in rural Jiangxi

Xiong Peiyun writes about television, gambling, and religion in the small village where he grew up.

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Catholics in China in 1981

A 1981 news story about Roman Catholics in China, and the background to the article.

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Stories of a changing Beijing

Old and new Beijing; rules on reconstruction; criticizing earthquake preparation and response; missionary activity; no photos of China from the air; Nat Geo on disasters; Interview with Xujun Eberlein.

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Religion and government in an uneasy mix

Phoenix Weekly (凤凰周刊) article from October, 2007, on government influence on religious practice in Tibet.

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Danwei Picks: another sort of PX protest

MLB to come to China; PX workers protest the plant move; Gan Xiao’er’s religious film-making.

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