Falun Gong

Amnesty International, People's Republic of China: Reports of Torture and Ill‑treatment of Followers of the Falun Gong (New York: International Secretariat, 1999)

Amnesty International, People's Republic of China: Falun Gong Practitioners: List of Sentences Administrative Sentences and Those Detained (London: International Secretariat, 2000)

Amnesty International, People's Republic of China: The Crackdown on Falun Gong and Other So‑called "Heretical Organizations" (London: International Secretariat, 2000)

David Kime Androff Jr., "Falun Gong," Religious Movements Homepage Project, University of Virginia.

Asia Society, "Falun Gong: Cult or Just Cultivating?" (Asia Source, November 15, 1999)

Cheris Shun‑ching Chan, "The Falun Gong in China: A Sociological Perspective," China Quarterly, 179 (September 2004): 665‑683

Maria Hsia Chang, Falun Gong: The End of Days (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004). Review by Benoît Vermander.

Maria Hsia Chang, "Falun Gong and religious millenarianism in China," in Christian Schafferer, ed., Understanding Modern East Asian Politics (NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2005)

Nancy N. Chen, "Falungong: Cultivating Qi and Body Politic," Harvard Asia Pacific Review, 4, no. 1 (Winter 2000).

Julia Ching, "The Falun Gong: Religious and Political Implications," American Asian Review 19, no. 4 (Winter 2001); rpt. in Tun‑jen Cheng and Deborah A. Brown. Religious Organizations and Democratization: Case Studies from Contemporary Asia. Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 2006.

Adam Frank, "Falun Gong and the Threat of History," in Mary Ann Tétreault and Robert A. Denemark, eds., Gods, Guns, and Globalization: Religious Radicalism and International Political Economy (Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2004)

Massimo Introvigne, "Falun Gong 101" (University of Torino, Italy: Center for Studies on New Religions)

Ronald C. Keith and Lin Zhiqiu, "The 'Falun Gong Problem': Politics and the Struggle for the Rule of Law in China," China Quarterly, 175 (September 2003): 623‑642

Beatrice Leung, "China and Falun Gong: Party and society relations in the modern era," Journal of Contemporary China, vol.11, no. 33 (November 01, 2002), pp. 761 ‑ 784

Abstract: This article aims at giving an in‑depth analysis on Falun Gong through a discussion of the determining and underlying reasons behind the phenomenon. From a political‑sociological perspective, Falun Gong is taken as a quasi‑religion which was able to function, first under political disapproval and then under severe legal constraints, thanks to a combination of modern day communication technology, indigenous Chinese culture and changes in state/Party and society relations.

Li Hongzhi, Falun Gong, rev. ed., 4th translation ed. (New York: Universe Pub. Co., 2000)

Li Hongzhi, Zhuan Falun  [Turning the Dharma Wheel], 3rd translation ed. (New York: Universe Pub. Co., 2000)      

Li Hongzhi, "Falun Dafa Exercise Instructions" [videorecording] (NY: Universe Pub. Co., 2002)

William T. Liu, "The Religio‑Political Significance of Falun Gong and Jiang Zemin's Legacy of Social Stability," in Wang Gungwu and Zheng Yongnian, eds., Reform, Legitimacy and Dilemmas: China's Politics and Society (Singapore: Singapore University Press, 2000)

Richard Madsen, "Understanding Falun Gong," in David B.H. Denoon, ed., China: Contemporary Political, Economic, and International Affairs (NY: New York University Press, 2007)

Kevin McDonald, Global Movements: Action and Culture. Malden; Oxford: Blackwell Pub., 2006. (On anti‑globalization, new Islamic movements, and Falun Gong - theoretical focus.)

Vaughan McTernan, "The Falun Gong: A Virtual Meeting of East and West," in Amy Golahny, ed.,  Points of Contact: Crossing Cultural Boundaries (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2004)

??, "Mental Health Policy in China: The Persecution of Falun Gong," in Peter Morrall and Mike Hazelton, eds., Mental Health: Global Policies and Human Rights (London; Philadelphia : Whurr, 2004).  Kenyon RA394 .M46 2004

Evelyne Micollier, "AControl and Release of Emotions in Qigong Health Practices," China Perspectives no.24, July ‑ August 1999, p. 22

Paul Moses, "The First Amendment and the Falun Gong," in Claire Hoertz Badaracco, ed., Quoting God: How Media Shape Ideas about Religion and Culture (Waco: Baylor University Press, 2005)

Raymond W. Olson, Human Rights in China: The Search for Common Ground [videorecording, 50 min.] (Vancouver: Sacred Mountain Productions, 2004).  Kenyon DVD 05.0093

Clemens Stubbe Ostergaard, "Governance and the Political Challenge of the Falun Gong," in Jude Howell, ed., Governance in China (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004).

David Ownby, "Falungong as a Cultural Revitalization Movement," Talk given at Rice University, co‑sponsored by Asian Studies, History and the Center for the Study of Cultures, October 20, 2000.

David Palmer, "The Doctrine of Li Hongzhi: Falun Gong: Between sectarianism and universal salvation," China Perspectives no.35, May‑ June 2001, p. 14

David A. Palmer, Qigong Fever: Body, Science, and Utopia in China (NY: Columbia University Press, 2007).

Benjamin Penny, "The Life and Times of Li Hongzhi: Falun Gong and Religious Biography," China Quarterly, 175 (September 2003): 643‑661

John Powers and Meg Y. M. Lee, "Dueling Media: Symbolic Conflict in China's Falun Gong Suppression Campaign," in  Guo‑Ming Chen and Ringo Ma, eds., Chinese Conflict Management and Resolution (Westport: Ablex Pub., 2002 )

Danny Schechter, Falun Gong's Challenge to China: Spiritual Practice or "Evil Cult"?: A Report and Reader (New York: Akashic Books, 2000)

Vivienne Shue, "Global Imaginings, the State's Quest for Hegemony, and the Pursuit of Phantom Freedom in China: From Heshang to Falun Gong," in Catarina Kinnvall and Kristina Jönsson, eds.,  Globalization and Democratization in Asia: The Construction of Identity (London: Routledge, 2002)

Mickey Spiegel, Dangerous Meditation: China's Campaign Against Falungong (NY: Human Rights Watch, 2002)

U.S. Congressional‑Executive Commission on China, "Unofficial Religion in China: Beyond the Party's Rules." Roundtable before the Congressional‑Executive Commission on China, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, May 23, 2005. (With David Ownby, Patricia Thornton, and Robert Weller.)

U.S. Congress, "Falun Gong and China's continuing war on human rights." Joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights, and International Operations and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, July 21, 2005

U.S. Congress, "Falun Gong: Organ Harvesting and China's Ongoing War on Human Rights." Hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, September 29, 2006.

Benoît Vermander, "The Law and the Wheel: The Sudden Emergence of the Falungong: Prophets of 'spiritual civilisation'," China Perspectives no. 24, July ‑ August 1999, p. 14

Benoît Vermander, "Looking at China Through the Mirror of Falun Gong," China Perspectives, no. 35, May‑June 2001

John Wong, William T. Liu, The Mystery of China's Falun Gong: Its Rise and its Sociological Implications (Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1999)

Xiao Gongqin, "The Falun Gong and Its Conflict with the Chinese Government: A Perspective of Social Transformation," in Wang Gungwu and Zheng Yongnian, eds., Damage Control: The Chinese Communist Party in the Jiang Zemin Era (Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2003)

Yu, Haiqing, "The New Living‑room War: Media Campaigns and Falun Gong," in Robert Cribb, ed.,  Asia Examined: Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the ASAA, 2004 (Canberra: Asian Studies Association of Australia & Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University, 2004).

Yuezhi Zhao, "Falun Gong, Identity, and the Struggle over Meaning Inside and Outside China," in Nick Couldry and James Curran, eds., Contesting Media Power: Alternative Media in a Networked World (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003)

See also New Religous Movements bibliography

Edit date: 7/17/14