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Women, Religion, and Space in China Islamic Mosques & Daoist Temples, Catholic Convents & Chinese Virgins (Hardcover)

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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0415874858
ISBN-13: 9780415874854
Sku: 216014615
Publish Date: 6/6/2011
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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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