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dc.contributor.advisorKeyworth, George
dc.creatorBaycroft, Anne Marie 1990-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-04T20:11:25Z
dc.date.available2017-07-04T20:11:25Z
dc.date.created2017-06
dc.date.issued2017-07-04
dc.date.submittedJune 2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/7938
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents gendered narratives of Chinese religion as revealed through the writings of late Nineteenth Century Christian missionaries. Through a recontextualized, material and practical approach to these sources I uncover examples of non-elite ritual practice. I utilize the personal experiences and philological work of Protestant men and women to explore instances of religion at two well-known sites of Chinese Buddhism, Putuoshan and Wutaishan. I reveal how religious adherents, both lay and ordained are classified and depicted though a Western Protestant lens. This exploration highlights how personal and non-elite narratives of Chinese religion produced by missionary women have been continually undervalued within the academic study of Chinese religion. I propose a means to overcome embedded Protestant biases within our own scholarly tradition through acknowledging the authority of ritual, of human action, within Chinese religion and within secondary missionary sources.
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dc.subjectChina, Chinese Religion, Buddhism, Missionary, Gender, Ritual
dc.titleGENDERED READINGS OF RITUAL: EXPLORING NARRATIVES OF CHINESE RELIGION THROUGH NINETEENTH CENTURY CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY WRITINGS
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2017-07-04T20:11:25Z
thesis.degree.departmentLinguistics and Religious Studies
thesis.degree.disciplineReligion and Culture
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewan
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)
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dc.contributor.committeeMemberSinha, Braj
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWestman, Clinton
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLovrod, Marie
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHrynkow, Chris
dc.creator.orcid0000-0003-0626-1642


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