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New Wine in Old Bottles: Sinicisation and State Regulation of Religion in China

Kuei-min Chang
p. 37-44

Abstract

This paper discusses Xi Jinping’s policy of religious sinicisation (zhongguohua 中国化) and the subsequent revision of the Regulations on Religious Affairs. I argue that Xi’s fear of foreign influence has driven the direction of recent changes in religious policy in favour of indigenous or indigenised religions. I show that the effort to sinicise religions and the consequent strengthening of the existing regulatory framework risks exacerbating the challenges that the Xi regime seeks to confront in the first place.

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References

Bibliographical reference

Kuei-min Chang, « New Wine in Old Bottles: Sinicisation and State Regulation of Religion in China », China Perspectives, 2018/1-2 | 2018, 37-44.

Electronic reference

Kuei-min Chang, « New Wine in Old Bottles: Sinicisation and State Regulation of Religion in China », China Perspectives [Online], 2018/1-2 | 2018, Online since 01 June 2019, connection on 07 August 2020. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/chinaperspectives/7636 ; DOI : https://doi.org/10.4000/chinaperspectives.7636

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About the author

Kuei-min Chang

Kuei-min Chang is a postdoctoral research fellow at the China Institute at the University of Alberta.The University of Alberta, 203 Telus Centre, 87 Avenue and 111 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R1, Canada (kueimin@ualberta.ca).

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