9780415244183

Grassroots Charisma: Four Local Leaders in China

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415244183

  • ISBN10:

    0415244188

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-09-21
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

This book relates the stories of four leaders under very different political regimes and compares 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.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
viii
Preface ix
Introduction
1(9)
Gender and religious authority in China
2(1)
Mingming and Stephan
3(2)
The structure and content of the book
5(1)
States and local histories
6(1)
Retelling other people's stories
7(1)
The authority of religion and its politics
8(2)
Charisma
10(13)
Max Weber on charisma
11(2)
Two anthropologists on Western charisma
13(2)
Other traditions of charisma
15(5)
The juncture of times and historicity
20(3)
PART I Meifa 23(56)
Meifa and its festivals in southern Fujian
25(17)
Fa Zhu Gong
25(4)
Reconstructing the history of Meifa
29(1)
An annual cycle and its wider world
30(4)
The economy and organisation of festival ritual
34(1)
Twentieth-century adaptations
35(5)
A local history
40(2)
Revolution, fortune and respect: Darkface (Wansheng)
42(21)
The pivot of Wansheng's story
43(4)
Being a good cadre
47(6)
The Cultural Revolution and the cult of Mao
53(3)
The turning point
56(2)
Towards rehabilitation
58(5)
Revitalisation of Meifa's identity
63(16)
Authority and force
73(2)
On the language of respect
75(4)
PART II Shiding 79(78)
Shiding and its temple
81(13)
The General
83(2)
Interlude
85(3)
The Immortal
88(2)
The tension between temple management and public festivals
90(3)
A place in its own authority
93(1)
Writing and inspiration: the story of Dark Wood (Wumu)
94(23)
Spirit-writing
95(1)
A career of charisma
96(3)
The ritual of writing
99(4)
Canonisation
103(4)
Inspiration with many authors
107(5)
One and many dictators
112(1)
Creation in a field of intentions
113(4)
The location of face: Lin Qingbiao
117(8)
Custom reform
118(1)
Post-war revitalisation
119(1)
A rough tongue and an upright character
120(2)
Face, place and story
122(3)
Reform and refinement: Gao Bineng
125(17)
A good official
125(3)
Gao Bineng's version of the Immortal
128(1)
A change of authority
129(7)
A new face for Shiding
136(4)
Politics, religion and personal authority
140(2)
Gao Bineng at ninety: charismatic authority and the new politics of Taiwan
142(15)
Self-composition
142(3)
The politics of Taiwan and its martyrs
145(3)
A politics of culture and community
148(5)
Authority and respect in Shiding
153(4)
PART III Conclusions 157(17)
Charisma in Shiding and Meifa
159(6)
Shiding and Meifa as places in politics of culture
161(4)
The dispersal of charisma under a national canopy
165(9)
A final word
172(2)
Notes 174(20)
References 194(6)
Index 200

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