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Published: 27 May 2010

312 Pages | 15 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199738533

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Falun Gong and the Future of China

David Ownby

Based on fieldwork among Chinese Falun Gong practitioners and on extensive readings of founder Li Hongzhi's writings, this volume offers a depiction of Falun Gong from the inside, at the same time offering a narrative depiction of Falun Gong and its origins in the history of Chinese popular religion. Such an account sets aside accusations that Falun Gong is a "dangerous cult" and allows for a clearer understanding of the conflict between the group and the Chinese state.