Religious policies in post-totalitarian China: Maintaining political monopoly over a reviving society

@article{Lai2006ReligiousPI,
  title={Religious policies in post-totalitarian China: Maintaining political monopoly over a reviving society},
  author={H. Lai},
  journal={Journal of Chinese Political Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={11},
  pages={55-77}
}
  • H. Lai
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Chinese Political Science
  • In the post-Mao era China’s society and religion are both becoming increasingly pluralistic. State policies toward religion are also evolving. Views of state-society relations as “totalitarian” exaggerate the state’s control; the civil-society approach overestimates society’s autonomy. This paper explains the state’s religious policies in terms of a “post-totalitarian” frame of reference. Religious organizations and the Communist Party share a reliance on ideology and organization to operate… CONTINUE READING
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