Chinese Communist Thought and Practice on Religious Diversity

  • Robert P. Weller


As human beings we create boundaries all the time. We create them cognitively when we map the world into categories: beauty or ugliness, legality or corruption, anthropology or sociology. We create them socially as well through the division of labor, ethnic labels, religious choices, and an infinity of other distinctions. As a result, the problem of pluralism—how we deal with the many differences that separate us—affects all societies.


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