New JCR issue with several reviews of Chinese philosophy books

Vol. 45, no.1 (May 2017) of the Journal of Chinese Religions is now available online, and it contains a number of articles and especially reviews that will be of interest to many readers of this blog. The Table of Contents is below.


Re-Examining the Zhengming Jing: The Social and Political Life of an Apocryphal Maitreya Scripture


The Fang La Rebellion and the Song Anti-Heresy Discourse


Performing Religion: Chinese Catholic Biblical Drama in the Republican Era


Conceptualizing “Popular Confucianism”: The Cases of Ruzong Shenjiao, Yiguan Dao, and De Jiao




Roger T. Ames and Takahiro Nakajima, eds., Zhuangzi and the Happy Fish (JULIANNE N. CHUNG)

Gilles Boileau, Politique et rituel dans la Chine ancienne (LOTHAR VON  FALKENHAUSEN)

Benjamin Brose, Patrons and Patriarchs: Regional Rulers and Chan Monks During the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (JIANG WU)

Stephen Eskildsen, Daoism, Meditation, and the Wonders of Serenity: From the Latter Han Dynasty (25–220) to the Tang Dynasty (618–907) (LOUIS KOMJATHY)

Thomas Jülch, Bodhisattva der Apologetik: die Mission des buddhistischen Tang-Mönchs Falin (JOACHIM GENTZ)

Thierry Meynard, The Jesuit Reading of Confucius: The First Complete Translation of the Lunyu (1687) Published in the West (R. PO-CHIA HSIA)

Thomas Michael, In the Shadows of the Dao: Laozi, the Sage, and the Daodejing (DAVID CHAI)

Ann A. Pang-White, ed., The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy and Gender (MATHEW A. FOUST)

Ursula Toyka, The Splendours of Paradise: Murals and Epigraphic Documents at the Early Ming Buddhist Monastery Fahai si (TRACY MILLER)

Philip L. Wickeri, ed., Christian Encounters with Chinese Culture: Essays on Anglican and Episcopal History in China (YAO DADUI)

Jiang Wu and Lucille Chia, eds., Spreading Buddha’s Word in East Asia: The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon (MARCUS

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