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dc.contributor.authorWeller, Robert P.
dc.contributor.authorWu, Keping
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-21T02:46:53Z
dc.date.available2017-04-21T02:46:53Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationWeller, R., & Wu, K. (2017). On the Boundaries Between Good and Evil: Constructing Multiple Moralities in China. The Journal of Asian Studies, 76(1), 47-67. doi:10.1017/S0021911816001182
dc.identifier.issn0021-9118
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2144/21695
dc.description.abstractThis essay discusses three contrasting versions of the relationship between good and evil in contemporary China: a spirit medium who maneuvers between them, a charismatic Christian group that forges an identity by defending the border between them, and an official state and religious discourse of banal goodness and universal love that that seeks to annihilate evil. Each defines good and evil differently, but more importantly, each imagines the nature of the boundary itself differently – as permeable and negotiable, clear and defensible, or simply intolerable. These varied conceptions help to shape alternate views of empathy, pluralism, and the problem of how to live with otherness.en_US
dc.format.extent1 - 21en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofThe Journal of Asian Studiesen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Internationalen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
dc.subjectCultural studiesen_US
dc.subjectGooden_US
dc.subjectEvilen_US
dc.subjectChinaen_US
dc.subjectChristianityen_US
dc.subjectPluralismen_US
dc.subjectOthernessen_US
dc.titleOn the boundaries between good and evil: Constructing multiple moralities in Chinaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0021911816001182
pubs.elements-sourcemanual-entryen_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: No embargoen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Anthropologyen_US
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0003-2897-3819 (Weller, RP)


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