Women, Religion, and Space in China : Islamic Mosques & Daoist Temples, Catholic Convents & Chinese Virgins, Hardback Book

Women, Religion, and Space in China : Islamic Mosques & Daoist Temples, Catholic Convents & Chinese Virgins Hardback

Part of the Routledge International Studies of Women and Place series

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What enables women to hold firm in their beliefs in the face of long years of hostile persecution by the Communist party/state?

How do women withstand daily discrimination and prolonged hardship under a Communist regime which held rejection of religious beliefs and practices as a patriotic duty?

Through the use of archival and ethnographic sources and of rich life testimonies, this book provides a rare glimpse into how women came to find solace and happiness in the flourishing, female-dominated traditions of local Islamic women's mosques, Daoist nunneries and Catholic convents in China.

These women passionately - often against unimaginable odds - defended sites of prayer, education and congregation as their spiritual home and their promise of heaven, but also as their rightful claim to equal entitlements with men.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 276 pages, 30 Halftones, black and white; 3 Tables, black and white; 30 Illustrations, black and whi
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Oriental religions
  • ISBN: 9780415874854

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