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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Christianity in China

Charles W. Hayford.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 21702 words.

In the early 21st century, Christianity in China is a diverse, growing, and small but resilient force. Estimates vary, but one informed report speculates that the number of Christians is...

Contemporary Chinese Art Since 1976

Amanda Wright.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 12815 words.

Although the precise moment of the inception of contemporary Chinese arts remains debatable, most scholarship on the topic picks up after the death of Mao Zedong in 1976. The end of the...

Rural Society in Contemporary China

Sally Sargeson.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online May 2014 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 14710 words.

Efforts to define “rural society in contemporary China” engage both with broader sociological debates about the persistence of peasant production, kinship institutions, and social...

The Falun Gong

James Tong.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 7712 words.

From its modest origin as a qigong group in 1992 that practiced deep breathing combined with meditation, the Falun Gong (also transliterated as “Falungong” in some sources) grew into a...

Ancestor Worship

Ori Tavor.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 9847 words.

Ancestor worship refers to rituals designed to commemorate and venerate the spirits of one’s deceased forebears. While it is often associated with the Confucian notion of filial piety,...

The Hukou (Household Registration) System

Fei-Ling Wang.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 11408 words.

China’s hukou system (hukou zhidu 户口 [household registration system] or huji zhidu 户籍制度 [residential registration system]) is a key sociopolitical and economic institution in China. This...

Intellectual Trends in Late Imperial China

On-cho Ng.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 12907 words.

It seems indubitable that Chinese thought experienced notable changes in the late imperial period, roughly from the late Ming through the mid Qing. Although scholars argue over the genesis,...

New Social Classes, 1895-1949

Joshua H. Howard.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 11471 words.

The ability of foreign enterprises to establish factories in China after the Treaty of Shimonoseki in 1895 accelerated industrialization and as a consequence proletarianization, by which...

China and the World, 1900-1949

Dong Wang.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 9824 words.

Thematically and chronologically organized, this highly condensed annotated bibliography includes works that provide insights into the long-term, core themes of China and the world during...

Sociolinguistic Aspects of the Chinese Language

Benjamin Tsou.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 21415 words.

Like many dynamic systems, language undergoes change over time. For Chinese, the changes have come about in different ways, which could qualitatively affect the system underlying the...

Confucius

Jeffrey L. Richey.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 8054 words.

Kongzi 孔子 (Master Kong) was born Kong Qiu 孔丘 in Lu 鲁 (now central and southwestern Shandong 山东 Province in China), a small vassal state on the eastern frontier of the Zhou 周dynasty,...

Ethnicity and Minority Nationalities Since 1949

Colin Mackerras.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 13459 words.

This article covers works about ethnicity in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and minority nationalities since 1949 with an emphasis on the reform period since 1978. The Chinese state...

Printing and Book Culture

Cynthia Brokaw.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online May 2014 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 20874 words.

The study of printing and book culture in China has followed two distinct but overlapping paths. Most recently, scholars of China have embraced an interdisciplinary interest in what could...

Daoism

Alan K. L. Chan.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 10364 words.

The term “Daoism” or “Taoism” denotes one of the major religions of China. In some sources it also designates an intellectual tradition represented chiefly by the early Chinese thinkers...

Islam in China

Jo Smith Finley.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 19378 words.

Islam was transmitted to China during the Tang and Song dynasties (618–1279) via the overland and maritime Silk Roads. Arabian and Persian traders built tombs and mosques (combining...

Confucius Institutes

Yu Tao and Jiayi Wang.

in Chinese Studies

P ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: East Asian Studies; Asian History; East Asian Philosophy; East Asian Religions. 12966 words.

Confucius Institutes are a cluster of non-profit educational organizations that promote the Chinese language and culture outside China. At the center of this cluster is the Confucius...