Journal of Chinese Religions 50, no. 1 (May 2022) now online

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Journal of Chinese Religions 50, no. 1 (May 2022) now online


I am happy to announce that the May 2022 issue of the Journal of Chinese Religions is now online at See the table of contents below.

Best wishes,

Philip Clart

Editor, Journal of Chinese Religions



Journal of Chinese Religions 50, no. 1 (May 2022)


Obituary: Daniel L. Overmyer, PhD, FRSC, August 20, 1935 – November 24, 2021




Towards a Buddhist History of Mount Tai

Claudia Wenzel


Ritual Techniques for Creating a Divine Persona in Late Imperial China: The Case of Daoist Law Enforcer Lord Wang

Vincent Goossaert


Practicing Salvation: Meat-Eating, Martyrdom, and Sacrifice as Religious Ideals in the Zhenkongjiao

Esmond Chuah Meng Soh


Zongjiao as a Chinese Conceptual Term for Religion? Genealogical Notes on Its Development since the Late Qing Period

Christian Meyer




Alain Arrault, A History of Cultic Images in China: The Domestic Statuary of Hunan, translated by Lina Verchery (Simona Lazzerini)


Vincent Goossaert and Xun Liu, eds., Daoism in Modern China: Clerics and Temples in Urban Transformations, 1860–Present (Jean DeBernardi)


April D. Hughes, Worldly Saviors and Imperial Authority in Medieval Chinese Buddhism (Yu Xuan Tay)


Paul R. Katz, Religion, Ethnicity, and Gender in Western Hunan during the Modern Era: The Dao among the Miao? (Megan Bryson)