Religion and Society in Asia Pacific

Religion, Culture, and the Public Sphere in China and Japan

Editors: Welter, Albert, Newmark, Jeffrey (Eds.)

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  • Examines how religious, intellectual, and cultural agency in the public sphere shapes East Asian cultures
  • Puts into an Asian, global and contemporary context Habermas' seminal 1962 work 'The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere'
  • Considers significant topics such as gender and minorities in relation to the building of the contemporary public sphere in China and Japan
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This collection examines the impact of East Asian religion and culture on the public sphere, defined as an idealized discursive arena that mediates the official and private spheres. Contending that the actors and agents on the fringes of society were instrumental in shaping the public sphere in traditional and modern East Asia, it considers how these outliers contribute to religious, intellectual, and cultural dialog in the public sphere. Jürgen Habermas conceptualized the public sphere as the discursive arena which grew within Western European bourgeoisie society, arguably overlooking topics such as gender, minorities, and non-European civilizations, as well as the extent to which agency in the public sphere is effective in non-Western societies and how practitioners on the outskirts of mainstream society can participate. This volume responds to and builds upon this dialogue by addressing how religious, intellectual, and cultural agency in the public sphere shapes East Asian cultures, particularly the activities of those found on the peripheries of historic and modern societies.

About the authors


Albert Welter is professor of Chinese religion and culture in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona.  He specializes in medieval Chinese Buddhism, and is exploring the impact of administrative policies on secularism and religion in China as well as Buddhist interactions with elite, literati culture.

Jeffrey Newmark is assistant professor of Japanese language and culture in the Program of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Winnipeg.  His expertise lies in early modern Japanese intellectual history, particularly nineteenth century thought.  He is currently investigating the public sphere in the late Tokugawa Osaka region.

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“The editors should be commended for collecting these valuable essays and providing an effectively unifying thread, which makes this volume both timely and a ‘must-read’ for scholars interested in this topic.” (Ugo Dessì, Religious Studies Review, Vol. 45 (2), June, 2019)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: The East Asian Public Sphere

    Pages 1-12

    Newmark, Jeffrey

  • The Sphere of Privilege: Confucian Culture and the Administration of Buddhism (and Religion) in China

    Pages 13-42

    Welter, Albert

  • Conservative and Progressive Models for Buddhism Under the Republic of China

    Pages 43-68

    Goodell, Eric

  • Islamic Charity in China: Its Organizations and Activities in a New Era

    Pages 69-86

    Jianping, Wang

  • “Knowing the [Confucian] Way” and the Political Sphere

    Pages 87-114

    Gramlich-Oka, Bettina

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religion, Culture, and the Public Sphere in China and Japan
Editors
  • Albert Welter
  • Jeffrey Newmark
Series Title
Religion and Society in Asia Pacific
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-2437-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-2437-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-2436-8
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9617-4
Series ISSN
2730-793X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 259
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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