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={Hongyi Lai},
  journal={Journal of Chinese Political Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={11},
  pages={55-77}
}
  • Hongyi Lai
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Political Science
  • 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… 
The Politicization of Religion by the CCP: A Selective Retrieval
Abstract This essays looks at the diversity of approaches used by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in its politicization of religions. It first provides an overview of continuity with past practices
Pro-forma consistency : the construction of the relationship between China's social organizations and the state in the 21st century
The purpose of this thesis is to understand the changing nature of contemporary China's state and society relationship by focusing on the construction of the relationship between newly emerging
Advancing “Ethnic Unity” and “De-Extremization”: Ideational Governance in Xinjiang under “New Circumstances” (2012–2017)
The central role of ideology has been one of the key features of the political system of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) since 1949. One of the places where the phenomenon can be observed is the
State policies towards religion and the Russian Orthodox Church in China
ABSTRACT This article examines the history and current state of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) in China. It analyses both the declared and actual approach of the Chinese authorities towards
Globalization and the Governance of Muslim Spaces in Contemporary Guangzhou
This article explores how Muslim spaces in urban China have been regulated under the influence of transnational mobilities in the past few decades, based on a qualitative study. Our key findings
Regime Transition and the Chinese Politics of Technology: From Mass Science to the Controlled Internet
Abstract The article employs the concepts of the politics of technology and regime transition for analysing the connection between political power and the application of technology in contemporary
Holding China’s West: Explaining CCP Strategies of Rule in Tibet and Xinjiang
Over the course of Communist Party rule in China, what explains the continuities and changes in the policies used to exert control and to combat secessionist threats in Tibet and Xinjiang? We begin
Local Traditions, Community Building, and Cultural Adaptation in Reform Era Rural China
This dissertation examines the so-called revival of local traditions in reform-era China. It compares the different paths of adapting local traditions to market transitions and a changing political
Social Construction of National Reality: Tibet and Taiwan
This paper uses the theory of social construction of reality deriving from the writings of Max Weber, Alfred Schutz, Thomas Luckmann and Peter Berger to explain the origin of national identity and
Mobilizing the Muslim Minority for China's Development: Hui Muslims, Ethnic Relations and Sino-Arab Connections
In forging the growing trade ties between the Arab world and China, this paper observes that the Hui Muslim minority underwent an ethnic turn in the revival of the Silk Road connections, which
...
1
2
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 14 REFERENCES
China's Catholics : Tragedy and Hope in an Emerging Civil Society
After suffering isolation and persecution during the Maoist era, the Catholic Church in China has reemerged with astonishing vitality in recent years. Richard Madsen focuses on this revival and
In Search of Civil Society: Market Reform and Social Change in Contemporary China
Since 1978, China has pursued sweeping economic changes in an officially sponsored transition from a Stalinist centrally planned economy to a socialist market economy. China's reformers have
Belief in Control: Regulation of Religion in China
  • P. Potter
  • Law, Political Science
    The China Quarterly
  • 2003
This article examines the regulation of religion in China, in the context of changing social expectations and resulting dilemmas of regime legitimacy. The post-Mao government has permitted limited
The “Falun Gong Problem”: Politics and the Struggle for the Rule of Law in China
This article examines the CCP's “falun gong problem” with reference to PRC law and policy on “heretical cults,” paying particular attention to the implications of this problem for the ongoing
The waning of the communist state : economic origins of political decline in China and Hungary
These essays offer an explanation for the decline of communism in the two countries that went the furthest with economic reforms - China and Hungary. The book illuminates a "quiet revolution from
The Not-So-Silent Majority
"Have you heard the rumors?" a local official in Urumchi asked me one day in the spring of 1997. "Uyghurs are saying that the day Hong Kong returns to China is the day Xinjiang becomes independent."
Local Government and Politics in China: Challenges from below
1. Introduction 2. Chinese Local Government in Historical Perspective 3. Governmental and Party Organizations at County and Township/Town Levels 4. Local Officials as Rational Actors in the Chinese
Xinjiang in the Nineties
The emergence of the post-Soviet Central Asian states in 1991 constituted a watershed in Beijing's policies toward Xinjiang, the historically troubled Chinese province that belongs geographically and
An Economic Theory of Democracy
Downs presents a rational calculus of voting that has inspired much of the later work on voting and turnout. Particularly significant was his conclusion that a rational voter should almost never
Of Rule and Revenue
Margaret Levi's wide-ranging theoretical and historical study demonstrates the importance of political relative to economic factors in accounting for revenue production policies.
...
1
2
...