Protestant Christianity and Civil Society in Authoritarian China
Religious groups can reinforce, complement, or undermine authoritarian domination. This article investigates whether high-status Protestant churches act as democratising civil society organisations by gathering hundreds of Protestants openly outside state structures to change church registration policies. In so doing, they also seek to curtail state domination over religion and, by extension, over all groups in society.
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Carsten T. Vala, « Protestant Christianity and Civil Society in Authoritarian China », China Perspectives [Online], 2012/3 | 2012, Online since 01 October 2015, connection on 28 March 2017. URL : http://chinaperspectives.revues.org/5949Top of page
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