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Unlike other foreign religions such as Protestantism and Islam, Hinduism has never been officially recognized by the authorities in mainland China (“China” hereafter; Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, with their own historical specificities in Indian migration and Hinduism, are not included in this article). Not having an official status, however, does not prevent Hinduism from gro…

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Ka-Kin Cheuk, “China”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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