Religion in China in the Twenty-first Century: Some Scenarios

  title={Religion in China in the Twenty-first Century: Some Scenarios},
  author={Kim-kwong Chan},
  journal={Religion, State \& Society},
  pages={119 - 87}
  • Kim-kwong Chan
  • Published 1 June 2005
  • Political Science, History
  • Religion, State & Society
During the first 30 years of the People’s Republic of China the Chinese authorities regarded religion as a distorted worldview hindering social progress. Religion became a target of political struggle, and the government’s policy toward religion was restrictive after the Great Leap Forward Campaign and suppressive during the Cultural Revolution. During these 30 years religion was reported to be in rapid decline. By the late 1970s it was on the edge of extinction, embraced only by a few… 
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