New book: New Religious Movements in Modern Asian History

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Dear colleagues,

I would like to announce the publication of an edited volume on new religious movements in modern Asia. See the table of contents below.


Kim, David W., ed. 2020. New Religious Movements in Modern Asian History: Socio-Cultural Alternatives. Ethnographies of religion. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books. ISBN 978-1-7936-3402-3 (hardback); 978-1-7936-3403-0 (eBook).

Table of Contents:

Foreword by Eileen Barker


List of Figures

Introduction (David W. Kim)

Part One: West, South, and Southeast Asia

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat: A New Religious Movement Derived from Islam? Lauren Dover
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the Art of Living and the International Association for Human Values (Catharine Dada)

The Radhasoami Satsang: A New Religion between Mysticism and Social Service (Fabio Scialpi)

When New is Not-So-New: On the Meaning of “Modern” in a New Tibetan Movement: The New Kadampa Tradition (Lionel Obadia)

The Thánh Ngôn Hiệp Tuyển: Translating and Understanding the Central Scripture of Caodaism (Christopher Hartney)

Part Two: East Asia

The Filial Sectarian: Confucian Values and Popular Sects in Late Imperial China and Modern Taiwan (Nikolas Broy)

International Moral Association (IMA): A Chinese New Religious Movement in Modern Korea (David W. Kim)

The (New) Religious Dimensions of Juche-Kimilsungism (Emma Leverton)

Dislocating Sōka Gakkai International: The Case of Sōka Gakkai International-Czech Republic (Petra Tlčimuková)

Scriptures and Their Restoration: A Case Study of Tenrikyō (Jiro Sawai)

Aum Shinrikyō: Millenarianism, Anti-Semitism, and Fundamentalism (Leonardo Sacco)

About the Editor and Contributors


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All the best,

Nikolas Broy