Casting Faiths

Imperialism and the Transformation of Religion in East and Southeast Asia

  • Thomas David DuBois

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: The Transformation of Religion in East and Southeast Asia—Paradigmatic Change in Regional Perspective

  3. Orientalism and the Western Recasting of Buddhism

  4. Mission and Meaning in Christianity

  5. State and Religious Ethnicity

  6. New Media and New Religion

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 264-271

About this book


How did European imperialism shape the ideas and practices of religion in East and Southeast Asia? Casting Faiths brings together eleven scholars to show how Western law, governance, education and mission shaped the basic understanding of what religion is, and what role it should play in society.


imperialism Indonesia Japan law material culture media socialism Vietnam

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas David DuBois
    • 1
  1. 1.National University of SingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-30709-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-23545-8
  • Buy this book on publisher's site