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Religion, modernité et temporalité : Une sociologie du bouddhisme chan contemporain

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ISBN: 9782271130297 DOI: 10.4000/books.editionscnrs.29413 Language: French
Publisher: CNRS Éditions
Subject: Social Sciences
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License: OpenEdition Licence for Books

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Depuis son origine, la sociologie s’est emparée de la question de la place des religions dans le monde contemporain et explore avec passion les changements du religieux. Le bouddhisme, qui se développe dans des sociétés éloignées et diverses, constitue à cet égard un terrain fertile pour le chercheur par les possibilités de comparaisons qu’il offre. À partir de données récoltées auprès de trois organisations chan (zen), toutes fondées dans les années 1980 mais situées respectivement en Chine populaire, à Taïwan et en France, ce livre reprend la question de la modernité religieuse sous l’angle spécifique de ses rapports à la temporalité. Dans un va-et-vient subtil entre le Temple Chan Bailin reconstruit sous le régime post-maoïste, la Société Chan Moderne fondée à Taipei dans un environnement urbain, et le Village des Pruniers, centre bouddhique international installé en Dordogne, l’ouvrage montre comment ces acteurs bouddhistes négocient des ajustements entre une temporalité moderne, à la fois réflexive, tournée vers le futur et encline au changement accéléré, et une temporalité religieuse renvoyant essentiellement à un impératif de continuité. Les réformes à l’œuvre sont ainsi analysées selon quatre dimensions : réinterprétation des lignées spirituelles, reformulation des doctrines, réorganisation des pratiques collectives et reconfiguration des rapports d’autorité. En conjuguant rigueur de l’observation et souci théorique, cette enquête « asiatique » renouvelle avec acuité une question cardinale de la sociologie des religions.

Civil Society and the State in Democratic East Asia

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Book Series: Protest and Social Movements ISBN: 9789048551613 Year: Pages: 321 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- Political Science
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This volume focuses on the new and diversifying interactions between civil society and the state in contemporary East Asia by including cases of entanglement and contention in the three fully consolidated democracies in the area: Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. The book argues that all three countries have reached a new era of post high-growth and mature democracy, leading to new social anxieties and increasing normative diversity, which have direct repercussions on the relationship between the state and civil society. It introduces a comparative perspective in identifying and discussing similarities and differences in East Asia based on in-depth case studies in the fields of environmental issues, national identities as well as neoliberalism and social inclusion that go beyond the classic dichotomy of state vs "liberal" civil society.

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society --- social science --- East Asia --- Japan --- South Korea --- Taiwan

Taiwan and China

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ISBN: 9780520295988 9780520968707 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.38 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: History
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China's relation to Taiwan has been in constant contention since the founding of the People's Republic of China in October 1949 and the creation of the defeated Kuomintang (KMT) exile regime on the island two months later. The islands autonomous sovereignty has continually been challenged, initially because of the KMT's insistence that it continue to represent not just Taiwan but all of China and later because Taiwan refused to cede sovereignty to the then-dominant power that had arisen on the other side of the Taiwan Strait. One thing that makes Taiwan so politically difficult and yet so intellectually fascinating is that it is not merely a security problem, but a ganglion of interrelated puzzles. The optimistic hope of the Ma Ying-jeou administration for a new era of peace and cooperation foundered on a landslide victory by the Democratic Progressive Party, which has made clear its intent to distance Taiwan from China's political embrace. The Taiwanese are now waiting with bated breath as the relationship tautens. Why did detente fail, and what chance does Taiwan have without it? Contributors to this volume focus on three aspects of the evolving quandary: nationalistic identity, social economy, and political strategy.

Outcasts of Empire

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ISBN: 9780520296213 9780520968806 Year: Pages: 328 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.41 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: History
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"Outcasts of Empire unveils the causes and consequences of capitalism’s failure to “batter down all Chinese walls” in modern Taiwan. Adopting micro- and macrohistorical perspectives, Paul D. Barclay argues that the interpreters, chiefs, and trading-post operators who mediated state-society relations on Taiwan’s “savage border” during successive Qing and Japanese regimes rose to prominence and faded to obscurity in concert with a series of “long nineteenth century” global transformations. Superior firepower and large economic reserves ultimately enabled Japanese statesmen to discard mediators on the border and sideline a cohort of indigenous headmen who played both sides of the fence to maintain their chiefly status. Even with reluctant “allies” marginalized, however, the colonial state lacked sufficient resources to integrate Taiwan’s indigenes into its disciplinary apparatus. The colonial state therefore created the Indigenous Territory, which exists to this day as a legacy of Japanese imperialism, local initiatives, and the global commodification of culture."

Placing Empire

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ISBN: 9780520293915 9780520967236 9780520967236 9780520967236 Year: Pages: 272 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.34 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: History
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Placing Empire examines the spatial politics of Japanese imperialism through a study of Japanese travel and tourism to Korea, Manchuria, and Taiwan between the late nineteenth century and the early 1950s. In a departure from standard histories of Japan, this book shows how debates over the place of colonized lands reshaped the social and spatial imaginary of the modern Japanese nation. In turn, this sociospatial imaginary affected the ways in which colonial difference was conceptualized and enacted. The book thus illuminates how ideas of place became central to the production of new forms of colonial hierarchy as empires around the globe transitioned from an era of territorial acquisition to one of territorial maintenance.

Religiosity, Secularity and Pluralism in the Global East

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ISBN: 9783038978084 9783038978091 Year: Pages: 158 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-809-1 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Religion
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This special issue includes 11 articles from the Inaugural Conference of the East Asian Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. It offers theoretical and methodological reflections, and covers various religions in different East Asian societies and diasporic communities.

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