Another recent conference volume offers perspectives on local religious practice in China:
- Philip Clart, Vincent Goossaert, and Hsieh Shu-wei 謝世維 (eds), Daojiao yu difang zongjiao: dianfan de chongsi (guoji yantaohui lunwenji) 道教與地方宗教─ 典範的重思國際研討會論文集 [Daoism and local cults: rethinking the paradigms] (2020).
Most of the ten chapters are in Chinese; among many other articles on this useful database, they can be downloaded by clicking on the relevant pdf icon, with abstracts in both Chinese and English shown by clicking on the title.
With the scope largely limited to south China, still the dominant trend in Daoist studies, a common theme of the chapters is the interaction between different kinds of ritual specialists.
- Hsieh Shu-wei on the Dipper Mother ritual
- Matsumoto Kōichi 松本浩一 with a historical chapter on the Taiji jilian neifa 太極祭鍊內法 mortuary ritual and the religious thought of Zheng Sixiao.
- Xie Conghui on Lüshan ordination rituals in central Fujian
- Lee Fong-mao on pestilence rituals in Taiwan
- Zhang Xun on the popular theme of Mazu worship in Fujian and Taiwan
- Pan Junliang on ritual healing in Cangnan county, Zhejiang
- Paul Katz on rituals of the Miao of west Hunan (cf. next link below).
Three chapters are in English: