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Authoritarian Containment: Public Security Bureaus and Protestant House Churches in Urban China

Marie-Eve Reny

Abstract

Since the early years of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese state has sought to regulate the practice of religion. The institutions it created for that purpose were meant to ensure that religious practice would not happen outside the supervision of the state. Since the 1990s, however, unregistered religious sites have proliferated in China, and those include Protestant house churches. China is said to have more unregistered churches than registered ones. Unregistered churches have, for the most part, deliberately chosen not to register with the State Administration for Religious Affai ... More

Keywords: containment, Protestant house churches, public security bureaus, authoritarian regime resilience, China

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190698089
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190698089.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marie-Eve Reny, author
Université de Montréal