Digital culture and religion in Asia

Sam Han, Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir

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Abstract

This book critically analyses the functions and interconnectedness between religion and digital media in a range of East Asian countries. It discusses both how religious organizations make use of new technologies, and also explores how new technologies are reshaping religion in novel and interesting ways. Based on extensive research, the book focuses in particular on Christianity in South Korea, Neo-Shintoism in Japan, Falun Gong in China and Islam in Southeast Asia. Offering a comparative perspective on a broad range of media practices including video gaming, virtual worship, social networking and online testimonials, the book also investigates the idea that use of technology in itself mirrors religious practices. With an analysis of the impact of religion and new technology on national consciousness in a range of geographical locations, the authors offer a broadening of the scope of the study of religion, culture and media.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages138
ISBN (Electronic)9781315740461
ISBN (Print)9780415521857
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRoutledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series
Volume4

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Han, S., & Nasir, K. M. (2016). Digital culture and religion in Asia. (Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series; Vol. 4). United States: Routledge.