The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions by Randall L. Nadeau

By Randall L. Nadeau

Comprising the main updated, interdisciplinary study at the research of chinese language non secular ideals and cultural practices, this quantity explores the wealthy and complicated non secular and philosophical traditions that experience constructed and flourished in a single of the world's oldest civilizations.

• Covers the most chinese language traditions of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism in addition to Christianity and Islam
• incorporates a certain organizational constitution, with teams of readings considering ancient, traditions-based, and topical parts of chinese language religion
• Explores a few modern spiritual subject matters, together with gender, nature, asceticism, fabric tradition, and gods and spirits
• Brings jointly a crew of authors who're specialists of their sub-fields, supplying readers with the most recent learn in a speedily growing to be discipline

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“This booklet is what lecturers and scholars of chinese language religions were awaiting. Divided into 3 components: old survey, the traditions and significant phrases for the learn of chinese language religions, it represents a such a lot accomplished and whilst leading edge scholarship in this topic. even if one makes use of it because the basic textbook or including an anthology of basic resources, this quantity will turn out to be an imperative companion”. —Chün-fang Yü, Columbia University

About the Author
Randall L. Nadeau is Chair of the dep. of faith and Professor of East Asian Religions at Trinity collage, Texas. He has released largely on such subject matters as well known non secular literature, deity cults, and people faith in either China and Japan, in addition to method within the learn of faith, specially Buddhism and renowned spiritual routine.

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This may be partly because of the increased translation into major languages of literary works written in languages of limited diffusion, and partly because of a psychological and pragmatic interest in cross-cultural phenomena. There is clearly a practical need for this trend: the increasing internationalisation of our world means that communication across cultures needs to proceed as smoothly as possible, without too many hitches and breakdowns. The new interdisciplinarity shows that 'both the translator and the translation theorist are...

It is true that perceptive representatives of the earlier, more linguistic orientation had recognised the relevance to translation studies not only of different subdivisions of linguistics but also of other disciplines; but still, among its early proponents, the new trend was felt to be a reaction against a too constricting view of translation studies, and the 'semantic terrorismafterbabble' (Lefevere, 1981: 44) of linguistic jargon. Bassnett-McGuire (1980: 6) saw translation studies as 'bridging the gap between the vast area of stylistics, literary history, linguistics, semiotics and aesthetics'.

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