Write a short (roughly 2 page) essay explaining Adam Chau’s concepts of religious habitus , modalities of â€˜doing religion’ , and red-hot sociality. In aIDition, assess the contribution of these concepts to what Bowen calls studying religion in practice.
Write an essay describing and analyzing secularism in contemporary China. How does Bowen define secularism ?
Drawing upon Chau’s study of popular religion in China, describe secularism in contemporary reform-era China. What is the approach of the Chinese state (national and local) to religion ? How does the temple association and practitioners of popular religion at the Black Dragon Temple negotiate the space of religion?
Bowen book : John R. Bowen. Religions in Practice: An Approach to the Anthropology of Religion.