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Conference Paper: Renegotiating locality and morality in a Chinese religious diaspora: Wenzhou Protestants in Paris, France

TitleRenegotiating locality and morality in a Chinese religious diaspora: Wenzhou Protestants in Paris, France
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherThe Australian National University.
Citation
The 2011 International Conference Celebrating 60 Years of Anthropology at ANU, Canberra, Australia, 26-28 September 2011. In Conference Program, 2011, p. 34-35 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper explores the social and economic implications of indigenous Christian discourses and practices in the Wenzhou Chinese diaspora in Paris, France. Popularly known as China’s Jerusalem, the coastal Chinese city of Wenzhou is home to thousands of self-started, homegrown Protestant churches and a million Protestants. Drawing on multi-sited fieldwork, the study provides an ethnographic account of a group of Wenzhou merchants who have formed large Christian communities at home, along with migrant enclaves in Paris. It shows how these Christian migrant entrepreneurs and traders have brought their version of Christianity from China to the West and how they perceive and deal with issues of illegality, moral contingency, native-place based loyalty and national belonging. Finally, it highlights the intertwined relationship between an indigenized Chinese Christianity and the petty capitalist legacy of coastal southeast China in a secularized European context.
DescriptionTheme: Contesting Anthropology's futures
Panel C
The Conference program's website is located at http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/researchschool/anthropology60/?tab=home
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/147050

 

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dc.contributor.authorCao, Nen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-23T05:55:26Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-23T05:55:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 2011 International Conference Celebrating 60 Years of Anthropology at ANU, Canberra, Australia, 26-28 September 2011. In Conference Program, 2011, p. 34-35en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/147050-
dc.descriptionTheme: Contesting Anthropology's futures-
dc.descriptionPanel C-
dc.descriptionThe Conference program's website is located at http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/researchschool/anthropology60/?tab=home-
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the social and economic implications of indigenous Christian discourses and practices in the Wenzhou Chinese diaspora in Paris, France. Popularly known as China’s Jerusalem, the coastal Chinese city of Wenzhou is home to thousands of self-started, homegrown Protestant churches and a million Protestants. Drawing on multi-sited fieldwork, the study provides an ethnographic account of a group of Wenzhou merchants who have formed large Christian communities at home, along with migrant enclaves in Paris. It shows how these Christian migrant entrepreneurs and traders have brought their version of Christianity from China to the West and how they perceive and deal with issues of illegality, moral contingency, native-place based loyalty and national belonging. Finally, it highlights the intertwined relationship between an indigenized Chinese Christianity and the petty capitalist legacy of coastal southeast China in a secularized European context.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThe Australian National University.-
dc.relation.ispartof60 Years of Anthropology at ANU: Contesting Anthropology's futures Programen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleRenegotiating locality and morality in a Chinese religious diaspora: Wenzhou Protestants in Paris, Franceen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailCao, N: ncao@hku.hken_US
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