Religious Belief and Practice in Urban China 1995–2005

  title={Religious Belief and Practice in Urban China 1995–2005},
  author={Xinzhong Yao},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Religion},
  pages={169 - 185}
  • X. Yao
  • Published 1 May 2007
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Contemporary Religion
Drawing on relevant data from surveys conducted in 1995 and 2005, this article explores the perceptible changes in religious beliefs and practices among the Han Chinese in urban areas during this ten-year period. Through analysing the survey data, the article attempts to examine these changes—the increasing awareness of religious others and the more revealing interaction between change and continuity—in the context of greater changes of society, economy, and politics. It concludes that, while… Expand
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