Department of Religion and Philosophy
Based on publications addressing post-secularity in international contexts, this article identifies four basic interpretive positions manifest within our post-secular age: resistant post-secular secularists, strategic post-secular secularists, engaged post-secular intellectuals, and engaged post-secular religious intellectuals. Subsequently, an article addressing governance and religious studies in mainland China published by Zhuo Xinping in 2010 is assessed, indicating how Zhuo serves as an engaged post-secular intellectual position, charging Chinese Marxist officials to adopt a strategic post-secular secularist position. Finally, it is shown how in a major volume on philosophical studies in China published in 2008 by Li Jingyuan a strategic post-secularist position is manifest.
Source Publication Title
Journal of Chinese Philosophy
Link to Publisher's Edition
Pfister, L. (2012). Post-secularity within contemporary Chinese philosophical contexts. Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 39 (1). https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6253.2011.01679.x