Corpus ID: 151055852

Doctrinal Innovation, Resistance, and Falun Gong's Politicization

  title={Doctrinal Innovation, Resistance, and Falun Gong's Politicization},
  author={Yunfeng Lu and Yuxin Su and N. Zhou},
  journal={China Review-an Interdisciplinary Journal on Greater China},
is article examines how doctrinal innovation led to the politicization of Falun Gong, a new religion in China. A er it was outlawed in 1999, Hongzhi Li (李洪志), the charismatic leader of Falun Gong, developed a theory of resistance focusing on the strategy of “Clarifying the Truth.” Guided and justified by the theory, FLG practitioners engaged themselves into various forms of collective activities against the Chinese government. e theory also helped Li to mobilize social resources overseas. Most… Expand
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