Religion & Society

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Chieftains into Ancestors

Imperial Expansion and Indigenous Society in Southwest China

UBC Press

An in-depth examination of how the Chinese imperial state impacted the social order of southwestern China’s minority peoples and redefined their histories and culture.

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Reasonable Accommodation

Managing Religious Diversity

Edited by Lori G. Beaman
UBC Press

Reasonable Accommodation is a collection of essays examining the meaning of reasonable accommodation of religious diversity through law and public discourse in Canada and abroad.

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Prophetic Identities

Indigenous Missionaries on British Colonial Frontiers, 1850-75

UBC Press

An exploration of how two missionaries in southern Africa and western Canada used their faith and ties to Britain to rearticulate the meaning of indigeneity.

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Two Mediterranean Worlds

Diverging Paths of Globalization and Autonomy

Edited by Yassine Essid and William D. Coleman; Translated by Käthe Roth
UBC Press

The Mediterranean, a region of uneven globalization, offers clues to understanding the future of democracy in North Africa and the Near East.

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Faith, Politics, and Sexual Diversity in Canada and the United States

UBC Press

While acknowledging differences between Canada and the United States in their political responses to religion and sexual diversity, this volume moves beyond stereotypes to pose larger questions and reveal surprising changes at the intersection of faith-based and LGBT rights claims.

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Xavier's Legacies

Catholicism in Modern Japanese Culture

Edited by Kevin M. Doak
UBC Press

By exposing Catholicism’s long-term influence in Japan, this volume disrupts conventional assumptions about tradition, modernity, and Christianity in the East and the West.

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Creativity and Taoism

A Study of Chinese Philosophy, Art and Poetry

By Chung-yuan Chang and Zhao Xian Batt
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Accessible and scholarly, this classic book considers the underlying philosophy and the aesthetics of Chinese art and poetry, the expression of the Taoist approach to existence. Chung-yuan Chang's always lucid narrative explores the relationship between the Tao and the creative arts, introducing classic paintings and poems to bring Taoism to life.

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Indigenous Writings from the Convent

The University of Arizona Press

This book examines ways in which indigenous women participated in one of the most prominent institutions in colonial times--the Catholic Church--and what they made of their experience with convent life. It will appeal to scholars of literary criticism, women's studies, and colonial history, and to anyone interested in the ways that class, race, and gender intersected in the colonial world.

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Indigenous Miracles

The University of Arizona Press

Indigenous Miracles is about how the Nahua elite of central Mexico secured political legitimacy through the administration of public rituals centered on miraculous images of Christ the King. Osowski argues that these images were adopted as community symbols and furthermore allowed Nahua leaders to "represent their own kingship," protecting their claims to legitimacy.

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Asian Religions in British Columbia

UBC Press

This path-breaking book offers the first comprehensive, comparative examination of Asian religions in British Columbia. Its insightful and accessible community accounts offer intimate portraits of local religious groups, including Hindus and Sikhs from South Asia; Buddhist organizations from Southeast Asia; and Tibetan, Japanese, and Chinese religions from East and Central Asia.

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