Atheist Secularism and its Discontents: A Comparative Study of Religion and Communism in Eurasia (Global Diversities)

Atheist Secularism and its Discontents: A Comparative Study of Religion and Communism in Eurasia (Global Diversities)

By: Tam T. T. Ngo (editor), Justine B. Quijada (editor)Hardback

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Atheist Secularism and Its Discontents takes a comparative approach to understanding religion under communism, arguing that communism was integral to the global experience of secularism. Bringing together leading researchers whose work spans the Eurasian continent, it shows that appropriating religion was central to Communist political practices.

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Clemena Antonova, Sofia University, Bulgaria Adam Yuet Chau, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom Grant Evans, Ecole Francaise d'Extreme-Orient, Laos Ji Zhe, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, France Jin-Heon Jung, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany Heonik Kwon, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom Sonja Luehrmann, Simon Fraser University, Canada Agnieszka Pasieka, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland Mathijs Pelkmans, London School of Economics, London Victor Shnirelman, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia Jayne Werner, Columbia University, United States Dan Smyer Yu, Yunnan Minzu University, China


1. Introduction: Atheist Secularism and Its Discontents; Tam T. T. Ngo; Justine B. Quijada PART I: GENEALOGIES 2. God and the Vietnamese Revolution: Religious Organizations in the Emergence of Today's Vietnam; Jayne Werner 3. The Socialist Interregnum and Buddhist Resurgence in Laos; Grant Evans 4. Conflict and Coexistence of Church and State Authorities in (Post)Communist Poland; Agnieszka Pasieka 5. Secularization without Secularism: The Political-Religious Configuration of Post-89 China; Ji Zhe 6. North Korea's Culture of Commemoration; Heonik Kwon 7. Was Soviet Society Secular? Undoing Equations between Communism and Religion; Sonja Luehrmann PART II: CREATIVE DESTRUCTION 8. Apologetics of Religion and Science: Conversion Projects in Contemporary China; Dan Smyer Yu 9. Perun vs Jesus Christ: Communism and the emergence of Neo-paganism in the USSR; Victor A. Shnirelman 10. Conversion to Be: The Christian Encounters of North Korean Migrants in Late Cold War Korea; Jin-heon Jung 11. The Role of Religious Art in Post-communist Russia; Clemena Antonova 12. Chinese Socialism and the Household Idiom of Religious Engagement; Adam Yuet Chau 13. Awkward Secularity between Atheism and New Religiosity in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan; Mathjis Pelkmans

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  • publication date: 08/07/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781137438379
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781137438379
  • weight: 515
  • ISBN10: 1137438371

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