Spatiotemporal analyses of religious establishments in coastal China

Huanyang Zhao, Jay Lee, Xinyue Ye, James Tyner

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This research examines the diffusion process of the religious institutions of Buddhism, Daoism, and Christianity in coastal China, using the case study of Zhejiang Province since 1949. The spatial distribution dynamics and diffusion process associated with the religious establishments are presented and discussed in the GIS environment. The results reveal that the development of the religious establishments followed a hierarchical diffusion process. In addition, spatiotemporally significant agglomerations of the studied religious institutions are successfully detected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)971-986
Number of pages16
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development


  • Coastal China
  • Religions establishments
  • Spatial diffusion process
  • Spatiotemporal analysis


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