The Souls of China

The Souls of China

The Return of Religion After Mao

eBook - 2017
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Ian Johnson first visited China in 1984; in the 1990s he helped run a charity to rebuild Daoist temples, and in 2001 he won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the suppression of the Falun Gong spiritual movement. While researching this book, he lived for extended periods with underground church members, rural Daoists, and Buddhist pilgrims. Along the way, he learned esoteric meditation techniques, visited a nonagenarian Confucian sage, and befriended government propagandists as they fashioned a remarkable embrace of traditional values. He has distilled these experiences into a cycle of festivals, births, deaths, detentions, and struggle—a great awakening of faith that is shaping the soul of the world’s newest superpower.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2017
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9781101870068
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library

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