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Temples and the religious economy

Lang, Graeme; Chen, Selina and Ragvald, Lars LU (2005) In State, Market, and Religions in Chinese Societies
Abstract
Temples in China participate in the competition for believers and are active players in the

religious economy. The managers of the most successful new temples engage in strategic decision

making about marketing, promotion, innovation, and public activities to increase the visibility

and appeal of their temples. We illustrate with examples and data from our studies of eight new

temples to the deity Wong Tai Sin (Huang Daxian) in Guangdong and Zhejiang between the late

1980s and 2004.
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religious economy, China, temples
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State, Market, and Religions in Chinese Societies
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Yang, Fenggang and Tamney, Josheph B.
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Brill Academic Publishers
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90-04-14597-4
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English
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religious economy. The managers of the most successful new temples engage in strategic decision <br/><br>
making about marketing, promotion, innovation, and public activities to increase the visibility <br/><br>
and appeal of their temples. We illustrate with examples and data from our studies of eight new <br/><br>
temples to the deity Wong Tai Sin (Huang Daxian) in Guangdong and Zhejiang between the late <br/><br>
1980s and 2004.},
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