Tag: Chinese Communist Party


Understanding the Complexity


The guest editor's point of view

Supporting Article

Urge for Faith

Postmodern Beliefs among Urban Chinese

Historical events following Mao's death left an ideological vacuum in China. This has created a strong need for faith, even an urge, so as to avoid the risk of further social disruption and political instability. While postmodernism, with its relativity and lack of absolutes, is trying to fill this void, it also leaves people questioning and open to exploring faith.

Book Reviews

Carving Out a New Life

Chinese Awakenings by James and Ann Tyson. Westview Press, 1995, 325 pp. ISBN, 0813324734, paperback. Cost: $28 at www.barnesandnoble.com.