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The modern spirit of Asia : the spiritual and the secular in China and India /

Peter van der Veer.

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Author: Veer, Peter van der
Published: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2014.
Topics: Religion and sociology - China. | Religion and sociology - India. | Secularism - China - History. | Secularism - India - History. | Nationalism - China - Religious aspects. | Nationalism - India - Religious aspects. | POLITICAL SCIENCE - Public Policy - Cultural Policy. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Anthropology - Cultural. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Popular Culture. | RELIGION - Comparative Religion. | Moderne | Nationalismus | Religiosität | Spiritualität | Säkularisierung
Regions: China - Religious life and customs. | India - Religious life and customs. | China. | India. | China. | Indien
Genres: History.
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 282 pages)
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781400848553 (electronic bk.)
1400848555 (electronic bk.)

Copyright: ©2014
Summary: The Modern Spirit of Asia challenges the notion that modernity in China and India are derivative imitations of the West, arguing that these societies have transformed their ancient traditions in unique and distinctive ways. Peter van der Veer begins with nineteenth-century imperial history, exploring how Western concepts of spirituality, secularity, religion, and magic were used to translate the traditions of India and China. He traces how modern Western notions of religion and magic were incorporated into the respective nation-building projects of Chinese and Indian nationalist intellectual.

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