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The Emergence of Daoism : Creation of Tradition

  title={The Emergence of Daoism : Creation of Tradition},
  author={Gr{\'e}goire Espesset},
The book also leaves a key question unanswered. If the state did not always have an upper hand in its reform efforts, and was only half-heartedly committed to the secularization project, one then has to ask: how can the drastic shrinkage of religious space in Republican Guangzhou be accounted for? The book itself provides plenty of evidence that the dream of a modern and secular China was shared by some urban dwellers in Guangzhou, who constantly pressured the government to hold true to the… Expand
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