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Article: The Falun Gong in China: A sociological perspective

TitleThe Falun Gong in China: A sociological perspective
Authors
Issue Date2004
PublisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=CQY
Citation
China Quarterly, 2004 n. 179, p. 665-683 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article offers a sociological perspective on the rise of and crackdown on the falun gong in relation to the social, cultural and political context of China. I specify from a sociological perspective that the falun gong is categorically not a sect but a cult-like new religious movement. Its popularity, I suggest, is related to the unresolved secular problems, normative breakdown and ideological vacuum in China in the 1980s and 1990s. Before the crackdown, the falun gong represented a successful new religious movement, from a Euro-American perspective. However, most of its strengths as a movement have become adversarial to its survival in the specific historical and political condition of China. © The China Quarterly, 2004.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172350
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.54
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.058
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dc.contributor.authorChan, CSCen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:21:55Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:21:55Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.citationChina Quarterly, 2004 n. 179, p. 665-683en_US
dc.identifier.issn0305-7410en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172350-
dc.description.abstractThis article offers a sociological perspective on the rise of and crackdown on the falun gong in relation to the social, cultural and political context of China. I specify from a sociological perspective that the falun gong is categorically not a sect but a cult-like new religious movement. Its popularity, I suggest, is related to the unresolved secular problems, normative breakdown and ideological vacuum in China in the 1980s and 1990s. Before the crackdown, the falun gong represented a successful new religious movement, from a Euro-American perspective. However, most of its strengths as a movement have become adversarial to its survival in the specific historical and political condition of China. © The China Quarterly, 2004.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=CQYen_US
dc.relation.ispartofChina Quarterlyen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleThe Falun Gong in China: A sociological perspectiveen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, CSC: cherisch@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0305741004000530-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
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