in The Oxford History of Hinduism
June 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .
Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism; East Asian Religions. 9968 words.
An intriguing twist in the devotional culture of Kālī in modern India is its spread across religious boundaries, of which a notable example is the poetry of Kazi Nazrul Islam, a...
in Falun Gong and the Future of China
June 2008; p ublished online May 2008 .
Chapter. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 9907 words.
This chapter situates Falun Gong in the history of popular religion in late imperial and modern China, seeking to identify genealogical linkages among the late imperial White Lotus...
in Foreigners and Their Food
August 2011; p ublished online May 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 5682 words.
This chapter considers the Hebrew Bible's seemingly nonchalant attitude toward the food of foreigners. The Hebrew Bible emphasizes the distinction between “us” and “them”, and the...
in Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs
February 2004; p ublished online April 2005 .
Chapter. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 2204 words.
This chapter talks about the translations of the eight tales in this volume. The author has taken a slightly different tack: the translations are not retellings, but faithful renderings of...
in The Quest for Ecstatic Morality in Early China
March 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 6269 words.
Xunzi, Mencius, and Confucius are most frequently cited as a necessary context for understanding the “Xing zi mingchu.” This chapter begins the analysis of this broader framework by...
in Teaching African American Religions
June 2005; p ublished online September 2006 .
Chapter. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 4744 words.
This chapter focuses on the question of how a course on the history of American Catholicism might be framed for a non-Catholic, Protestant, and Southern context. The author of this book has...
in Jesus and Muhammad
November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 8202 words.
This chapter traces what might be called the “Second Act” in the lives of the two religious figures: the historical circumstances of Jesus’ last days in Jerusalem and the plot against his...
in Death Rituals and Politics in Northern Song China
December 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 15505 words.
After the Song government signed the humiliating peace treaty with the supposed “barbarian” Liao state, a “Heavenly Text” declaring the legitimacy of the imperial family to rule...
in The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion
April 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .
Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; East Asian Religions. 14502 words.
The chapter examines adherence and conversion in the Daoist religious tradition. In addition to discussing “conversion” as a comparative category and as a cultural phenomenon in China, this...
in The Apocalyptic Year 1000
June 2003; p ublished online October 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 6159 words.
Christianity has repeatedly experienced events that have given rise to eschatological expectations. Over and over again, people have emerged who, with ambitious curiosity, have attempted to...