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Grassroots Charisma

Four Local Leaders in China

By Stephan Feuchtwang, Wang Mingming

Routledge – 2001 – 224 pages

Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

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Description

This book relates the stories of four leaders under very different political regimes: Colonial, Nationalist and Communist. The authors compare Chinese notions of respect and inspiration with their equivalents in other religious and political histories of colonial and post-colonial modernity, thereby producing a thorough re-working of the idea of charisma. The result is an intriguing study of the relationship between religious and political authority in a changing world.

Reviews

'This is a fascinating book to read and will remain useful for a long time to come for both university students and researchers in the field.' - The Journal of Asian Studies

Contents

1. Introduction

2. Charisma

Part 1: Meifa

3. Meifa and its Festivals

4. Revolution, Fortune, and Respect: Darkface (Wansheng) 5. Revitalisation of Meifa's identity

Part 2: Shiding

6. Shiding and its Temple

7. Writing and Inspiration: Darkwood (Wumu)

8. The Location of Face: Lin Qingbiao

9. Reform and Refinement: Gao Bineng's Face

10. Gao Bineng at 90, his Authority and the New Politics of Taiwan

Part 3: Conclusions

11. Charisma in Shiding and Meifa

12. The Dispersal of Charisma under a National Canopy

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