Hong Kong in reenchantment

a case study of the new religious discourse
  • 64 Pages
  • 0.59 MB
  • English
Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong , Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
Lingsu Exo-Esoterics (Hong Kong), Hong Kong (China) -- Religion -- 20th cen
StatementCheris Shun-ching Chan.
SeriesOccasional paper -- no. 52, Occasional paper (Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies) -- no. 52.
LC ClassificationsBL1802 .C44 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 64 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16933362M
ISBN 109624410526
ISBN 139789624410525
LC Control Number2008401762

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