Suvro Parui
1Prof. Ph.D. Professor of Chinese Language Amity School of Languages, Amity University, Gurgaon,
Kitaêznavčì doslìdžennâ 2019, 1:47-53
Section: History, philosophy and science of China
Language: English

This article deals with the continuous changes in the state-led institutionalization in China and their effects on structuring China’s religious field; a normative discourse on religion and religious practices under secular labels. The primary focus of the study, the structural view point has been combined with the functional view point in defining religion as the system of belief, ritual practices and the organizational relationship designed to deal with ultimate matters of human life and the vindication of dogmas against contradictory evidences from realistic experience.

Keywords: basic framework, character, non-religious orthodoxies and heterodoxies, system of religious management, the discursive network

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