© 2013

Religious Diversity in Chinese Thought

  • Perry Schmidt-Leukel
  • Joachim Gentz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Joachim Gentz, Perry Schmidt-Leukel
      Pages 1-14
  3. The Broader Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Perry Schmidt-Leukel
      Pages 17-26
    3. Gregor Paul
      Pages 39-50
  4. Perspectives from Premodern China

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Livia Kohn
      Pages 53-63
    3. Adam Yuet Chau
      Pages 141-154
  5. Aspects of the Modern and Contemporary Debate

About this book


This collection of essays by major scholars analyze the religious diversity in Chinese religion, bringing together topics from traditional and contemporary contexts and Chinese religions' encounters with Western religion.


China religion Tradition

Editors and affiliations

  • Perry Schmidt-Leukel
    • 1
  • Joachim Gentz
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MünsterGermany
  2. 2.University of EdinburghUK

About the editors

Judith A. Berling, Berkeley, USA Chau Adam Yuet, University of Cambridge, UK Philip Clart, University of Leipzig, Germany Joachim Gentz, University of Edinburgh, UK Barend Ter Haar, University of Leiden, the Netherlands Livia Kohn, Boston University, USA Lai Pan-Chiu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Liu Peng, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China Murata Sachiko, State University of New York, USA Rebecca Nedostup, Boston College, USA Shi Zhiru, Pomona College, Claremont, USA Matteo Nicolini-Zani, University of Venice, Monastery of Bose, Magnano, Italy Gregor Paul, University of Karlsruhe, German China Association Perry Schmidt-Leukel, University of Münster, Germany Nicolas Standaert, University of Leuven, Belgium Wang Zhicheng, Zhejiang University Hangzhou, China Robert Weller, Boston University, USA Yao Xinzhong, Kings College London, UK

Bibliographic information


"Both thematically broad and historically deep, the contributions to this volume offer unique perspectives on religious diversity in China. Academic research on Chinese religious is related to urgent issues in religious studies, including religious tolerance and relations between state and religion." Hubert Seiwert, Professor of Religion, Universität Leipzig, Germany