Alternatives: Popular Religious Sects in Chinese Society

  title={Alternatives: Popular Religious Sects in Chinese Society},
  author={Daniel L. Overmyer},
  journal={Modern China},
  • Daniel L. Overmyer
  • Published 1981
  • History
  • Modern China
  • Chinese society in the Ming and Qing periods was very complex and interrelated, with a great variety of alternative roles, vocations and social contexts. This variety was increased through social and geographical mobility, and by competition between individuals and groups. As the Qing dynasty developed, population grew, with ever more pressure on resources and means of attaining security and status. For all, from the highest official to the lowliest peasant, the possibility was always present… CONTINUE READING
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