Modernity and Re-enchantment: Religion in Post-revolutionary Vietnam

Modernity and Re-enchantment: Religion in Post-revolutionary Vietnam

Philip Taylor

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789812304384

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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.

(Length x Height x Width) in mm :152 x 229
Weight in grams: 800
Author Biography:Philip Taylor is QEII Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, at the Australian National University.
Binding: Paperback
Keywords: Sociology of Religion
Page count: 492
Imprint: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Publication Date: 20070731

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