Women and Men: Languages and Religion in Taiwan
The earthquake in Taiwan in September 1999 resulted in renewed searching within that country — an awakened awareness of the role of religion. The reasons the Taiwanese people have chosen to follow a particular religion are varied. Many young people in Taiwan are drawn to Christianity1 because Christian organizations offer English classes whereas many older women and men remain loyal to Taoism and Buddhism. This chapter explores some connections between gender, language and religion in Taiwan and the reasons why educational institutions have contributed to the rise of Christianity in particular.
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