NEW PUBLICATIONS IN 2022

 

Ganany, Noga. “Writing and Worship in Deng Zhimo’s Saints Trilogy.” Religions 13 (2022).

Goossaert, Vincent. “Historiens et anthropologues repensent la diversité religieuse en Chine.” Extrême-Orient Extrême-Occident 45 (2022): 15–34.

Abstract: La société chinoise est reconnue par les spécialistes de la diversité religieuse comme un cas remarquable de diversité ancienne et toujours très vivace. Pourtant, les travaux de sciences sociales portant sur la diversité religieuse en Chine appliquent largement des théories développées en Occident. Cet article présente l'état actuel des modèles et théories dans lesquelles est étudié le pluralisme religieux chinois et propose d'esquisser les développements les plus prometteurs qui rendent pleinement compte de la diversité religieuse réelle sur le terrain. Il développe notamment deux outils analytiques : les quatre dimensions de la société et les cadres liturgiques. Il montre ensuite que ces outils mettent en relief la forte propension de la société chinoise à la division régulée du travail religieux.

 

Lan, Xing. “The Influence of Daoism on the Dramatization of the Liaozhaixi of Chuanju.” Religions 13 (2022).

 

Poo, Mu-chou. Ghosts and Religious Life in Early China. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022.

Abstract: For modern people, ghost stories are no more than thrilling entertainment. For those living in antiquity, ghosts were far more serious beings, as they could affect the life and death of people and cause endless fear and anxiety. How did ancient societies imagine what ghosts looked like, what they could do, and how people could deal with them? From the vantage point of modernity, what can we learn about an obscure, but no less important aspect of an ancient culture? In this volume, Mu-chou Poo explores the ghosts of ancient China, the ideas that they nurtured, and their role in its culture. His study provides fascinating insights into the interaction between the idea of ghosts and religious activities, literary imagination, and social life devoted to them. Comparing Chinese ghosts with those of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome, Poo also offers a wider perspective on the role of ghosts in human history.

 

Wang, Qian, and Qiong Yang. “Ritual, Legend, and Metaphor: Narratives of the Willow in Yuan Zaju.” Religions 13 (2022).

 

Wang, Xiaoyang, and Shixiao Wang. “On the Differences between Han Rhapsodies and Han Paintings in Their Portrayal of the Queen Mother of the West and Their Religious Significance.” Religions 13 (2022).