The Tradition of Innovation: a Chinese New Religion

  title={The Tradition of Innovation: a Chinese New Religion},
  author={H. Welch and Ch{\"u}n-fang Y{\"u}},
  • H. Welch, Chün-fang Yü
  • Published 1980
  • Sociology
  • Numen
  • In June 1958 Holmes Welch became aware of the existence of a Chinese "new religion" when he was taken to its headquarters in the New Territories of Hong Kong. During the year that followed he visited its local branches, photographed its rites, acquired a copy of its basic scripture, and spent many hours questioning its leaders and followers. One of these was a young man, Huang Li-shan, who had married the daughter of its founder and now administered its affairs. Huang Li-shan was not his legal… CONTINUE READING
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