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Text, Context, and Acts: A Symposium on Chinese Popular Religion in Practice

The starting point of this workshop is texts: texts in written, spoken, and visual forms such as vernacular liturgical manuals, folklore, stelae, and rock reliefs. It aims at exploring Chinese religious beliefs and practices from the perspective of popular religion. Discussions on institutional religions are not excluded since they arguably wield influence on popular religion and vice versa. While the workshop will give the methodological priority to texts, our focus is not the intellectual “metadiscourses” but an apprehension of ordinary practitioners’ beliefs and practices.

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The symposium is cosponsored by the Humanities Project, AS&E, Office for Global Engagement, and the Department of Religion and Classics. 

Photo by Yu Kato on Unsplash

Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Rush Rhees Library, Room 428
755 Library Road, Rochester, NY 14626

Event Type

Conferences and Symposia


General Public


humanities, Global Engagement, Religion Studies


Humanities Center, Department of Religion and Classics
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Shin-Yi Chao,

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