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The modern spirit of Asia : the spiritual and the secular in China and India /

"The Modern Spirit of Asia challenges the notion that modernity in China and India are derivative imitations of the West, arguing that these societies have transformed their ancient traditions in unique and distinctive ways. Peter van der Veer begins with nineteenth-century imperial history, ex...

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Main Author: Veer, Peter van der.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2014]
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505 0 |a Preface -- Introduction -- Spirituality in modern society -- The making of oriental religion -- Conversion to Indian and Chinese modernities -- Secularism's magic -- "Smash temples, build schools" : comparing secularism in India and China -- The spiritual body -- Muslims in India and China -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index. 
520 |a "The Modern Spirit of Asia challenges the notion that modernity in China and India are derivative imitations of the West, arguing that these societies have transformed their ancient traditions in unique and distinctive ways. Peter van der Veer begins with nineteenth-century imperial history, exploring how Western concepts of spirituality, secularity, religion, and magic were used to translate the traditions of India and China. He traces how modern Western notions of religion and magic were incorporated into the respective nation-building projects of Chinese and Indian nationalist intellectuals, yet how modernity in China and India is by no means uniform. While religion is a centerpiece of Indian nationalism, it is viewed in China as an obstacle to progress that must be marginalized and controlled." -- Publisher website. 
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