Modernity	and	Re-enchantment:	Religion	in	Post-revolutionary	Vietnam	(Buddhism	for	This	World:	The	Buddhist	Revival	in	Vietnam,	1920	to	1951,	and	Its	Legacy)
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Modernity and Re-enchantment: Religion in Post-revolutionary Vietnam (Buddhism for This World: The Buddhist Revival in Vietnam, 1920 to 1951, and Its Legacy)

by Elise Anne DeVido

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 Vietnams 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.

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  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Publication Date : 2007-01-08
  • Product Code : 9789812304568C08

About Author

Elise Anne DeVido

Elise Anne DeVido is Associate Professor of History at National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan.