Item description for Modernity and Re-enchantment: Religion in Post-revolutionary Vietnam by Philip Taylor...
The richness and vibrancy of Vietnamese spirituality are vividly portrayed in these twelve essays that shed light on the remarkable reflorescence of religion in this communist country. Ancestor worship, mediumship, sacrifices, and communal rituals have not only survived Vietnam's reintegration into the capitalist world; they are intrinsic to the dramatic reshaping of its contemporary social and cultural life. Transnational Buddhism and Christianity challenge the political status quo as they answer conflicting aspirations for enlightenment, justice, national development and cultural identity. Making conceptual contributions to anthropology and comparative religion, this book provides insights from post-revolutionary Vietnam into the diverse passages to re-enchantment in the modern world.
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Studio: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5" Weight: 2 lbs.
Release Date Jul 31, 2007
Publisher Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN 9812304401 ISBN13 9789812304407
Availability 149 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 25, 2016 04:47.
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More About Philip Taylor
Taylor is founder and President of P.R. Taylor, Inc., an investment banking and investment consulting firm in Palo Alto, CA. He holds a J.D. Degree from the University of Virginia and a mechanical engineering degree from Northwestern University.
Philip Taylor currently resides in the state of California.