A History for Falun Gong: Popular Religion and the Chinese State Since the Ming Dynasty

@article{Ownby2003AHF,
  title={A History for Falun Gong: Popular Religion and the Chinese State Since the Ming Dynasty},
  author={D. Ownby},
  journal={Nova Religio},
  year={2003},
  volume={6},
  pages={223-243}
}
  • D. Ownby
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Nova Religio
This article seeks to place Falun Gong - and the larger qigong movement from which it emerged - into the long-term context of the history of Chinese popular religion from the midMing (1368-1644) to the present. The argument developed is that Falun Gong and qigong are twentieth-century elaborations of a set of historical popular religious traditions generally labeled by scholars as "White Lotus Sectarianism." This article attempts both to look forward at the Falun Gong from a perspective… Expand

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