By Nanlai Cao
Cao's examine of chinese language Christians delves into the dynamics of actions resembling banqueting, community development, estate acquisition, mate choice, marriage ritual, migrant paintings, and schooling. in contrast to prior examine that has normally checked out older, rural, and socially marginalized church groups, Cao trains his specialise in economically robust, politically hooked up, moralizing Christian marketers. In framing town of Wenzhou as China's Jerusalem, newly wealthy chinese language Christians search not just to precise their management aspirations in an international spiritual circulate but in addition to say their position, id, and elite prestige in post-reform chinese language society.
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