De religion or Deism ( Chinese: 德教 Dejiao, "religion of virtue", the concept of De) is a new religious movement of Chinese origin, rooted in the Chinese indigenous religion and Taoism. It is present both in China and amongst expatriate Chinese populations. [1 ]
History [ edit ]
Originally a reaction of
Chaozhou shamans to the Japanese occupation of Chaozhou, it blossomed in the wave of religious innovation after the Second World War. After the communist takeover in [2 ] Mainland China in 1949 the De faith spread to Overseas Chinese communities in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. In recent years, it has spread back to [2 ] China and started a world wide expansion effort. [2 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Formoso 2010.
^ a b c Formoso 2007.
Bibliography [ edit ]
De Jiao - A Religious Movement in Contemporary China and Overseas: Purple Qi from the East. National University of Singapore, 2010. ISBN 978-9971-69-492-0 Bernard Formoso.
. Asia Research Institute Working Paper No. 96, Université Paris X Nanterre, Sept. 2007, 27 pp. A Wishful Thinking Claim to Global Expansion? The Case of De Jiao (德教) Kazuo Yoshihara.
. In Dejiao: A Chinese Religion in Southeast Asia Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. 15, No. 2/3, Folk Religion and Religious Organizations in Asia (Jun. - Sep., 1988), pp. 199–221. Published by: Nanzan University Chee Beng Tan.
. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Occasional Paper n. 79. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1985. The Development and Distribution of Dejiao Associations in Malaysia and Singapore, A Study on a Religious Organization ISBN 9971-998-14-3
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