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Chinese Religion

An Anthology of Sources

by Deborah Sommer

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages398
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Open LibraryOL7387443M
ISBN 100195088956
ISBN 109780195088953


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Chinese Religion by Deborah Sommer Download PDF EPUB FB2

Julia Ching has written an excellent and wide ranging overview of Chinese religions in the appropriately titled "Chinese Religions." As in any book that is such a wide ranging survey, there is always the danger that the author will get too detailed for those new in the field, and lose them/5(7).

The best books on Religion in China 1 The Religious Question in Modern China by Vincent Goossaert and David Palmer. 2 Qigong Fever by David Palmer. 3 The Missionary's Curse and Other Tales from a Chinese Catholic Village by Henrietta Harrison.

4 Zen Baggage: A Pilgrimage to China by Bill Porter. The book is short and doesn't delve very deeply into those mysterious little suggestions, ostensibly because popular Chinese religion is an enigma that either gets grossly oversimplified or sinks into a quagmire if you try too hard to solve it.

This author sought the "middle way."/5(6). Religion in China Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. This is a comprehensive work on the religions of China. As such, it includes an introduction giving an overview of the subject, and the special themes treated in the book, as well as detailed chapters on ancient religions, Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Chinese Islam, Christianity in China as well as popular religion.

Most modern chinese are not religious and border on atheistic due to 50 year ploicy of their government to stamp it out. Before that they were mostly Buddhist but.

Instead, "Chinese religion" is a term describing the complex interaction of different religious and philosophical traditions that have been influential in China.

Chinese religion is composed of four main traditions: Chinese folk religion, Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. When it comes to Chinese religion, many people have questions like: What do Chinese religions believe about God Adherents: million.

Christianity, New Testament. Islam, The Holy Quran. Hinduism, has many holy books, but most popular is Shreemad Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads and Veda.

Buddhism, Tripitakas. Sikhism, Guru Granth Sahib. Judaism, has two religious books. One is Torah and the second is. A substantial part of the book focuses on the three main Chinese religious traditions—the so-called “three teachings,” namely Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism—each of which is allocated two chapters.

However, other relevant traditions—such as popular religion, Christianity, and Islam—also receive adequate coverage. For centuries, westerners have referred to China's numerous traditions of spiritual expression as "religious"--a word born of western thought that cannot completely characterize the passionate writing that fills the pages of this pathbreaking anthology.

The first of its kind in well over thirty years, this text offers the student of Chinese ritual and cosmology the broadest range of primary 5/5(1). Chinese Religion: A Contextual Approach is a new introduction to the field of Chinese religion and culture. It seeks to guide readers through some of.

Ancient Chinese Religion Ro ger R. Keller, "Ancient Chinese Religion," Light and Truth: A Latter-day Saint Guide to World Religions (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, ), – The veil between the living and the dead has always been this in the Asian world.

The two are interdependent. JADE, A Study in chinese Archaeology & Religion by BERTHOLD LAUFER and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Chinese folk religion (also called Chinese popular religion or Shenism) is the most widespread form of religion in China, and among Chinese people worldwide.

It is the religious tradition of the Han Chinese, and involves veneration of forces of nature and ancestors, exorcism of harmful forces.

Leading seller of Christian books, Bibles, gifts, homeschool products, church supplies, DVDs, toys and more. Everything Christian for Less for over 40 years. This is a comprehensive work on the religions of China.

As such, it includes an introduction giving an overview of the subject, and the special themes treated in the book, as well as detailed chapters on ancient religions, Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Chinese Islam, Christianity in China as well as popular : Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Ancient China Simplified – Written in the early s, this book covers the history of China – from its very beginnings to provinces, literature, the Chinese calendar, rulers, and more.: This Is China: The First 5, Years – This book is great for teachers, students, and anyone interested in a basic overview of Chinese history.

If you’re planning a trip to China and want to read a. Other articles where Chinese religion is discussed: purgatory: Purgatory in world religions: In medieval Chinese Buddhism, the classical Buddhist understanding of rebirth and transfer of merit merged with traditional practices and beliefs concerning the veneration of ancestors and the placation of potentially troublesome ghosts.

The Chinese Buddhist afterworld is perceived as an imperial. Book Description. Introducing Chinese Religions is the ideal starting point for students exploring the fascinating religious traditions of China.

This introduction covers the whole spectrum of Chinese religious history, from the multi-faceted religious heritage of pre-modern China, to the practice of different religions in China today, as well as the spread and influence of Chinese religions.

Many referenced the idiomatic phrase “burning books and burying Confucian scholars,” an edict issued by China’s first emperor, Qin Shihuang, more than 2, years ago. A short history of Chinese "religions." (The word "religion" did not enter the Chinese lexicon until the 19th century.) This essay examines Chinese belief systems, which refers to how people think and behave, philosophically and religiously.

Key Chinese practices this essay will cover are ancestral rites and divination, the teachings of the.

The structure of Chinese society and its focus on rituals, familial respect and obligation, worship of ancestors, and self-discipline, remains greatly influenced by Confucius and his teachings.

Taoism. Taoism (also called Daoism) is a Chinese religion that developed a bit after Confucianism, around two thousand years ago. History >> Ancient China Three major religions or philosophies shaped many of the ideas and history of Ancient China.

They are called the three ways and include Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. Taoism Taoism was founded during the Zhou Dynasty in the 6th century by Lao-Tzu.

Buddhism is one of the largest belief systems in Asia, and is a prominent religion in China. It is one the most ancient religions, dating back the 5 th century B.C., when Buddhist founder, Siddhartha Guatama was born in India. Much of Buddhism involves the contemplation of existence, and thus a major practice of most Buddhists is meditation.

Please send books for review to: Justin Ritzinger Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Book Review Editor, Journal of Chinese Religions University of Miami P.O. Box Coral Gables, FL Scholars and graduate students interested in reviewing books are also welcome to contact the review editor.

For further information, email Professor Ritzinger at. OCLC Number: Description: xiii, pages: 8 plates, illustrations, facsimile ; 25 cm. Contents: Chinese religion in the Shang dynasty --Religious developments from the establishment of the Chou dynasty to the birth of Confucius --The significance of Confucius for religion --Confucian interpreters: the Chung Yung; Mencius; Hsün-tzǔ --The religion of Mo-tzǔ --The contribution of.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xv, pages ; 23 cm: Contents: Introduction --The ancestral cult and divination: the dawn of ancient religion --Sacrifice and kingship: the eclipse of ancient religion --Morality and rituals: Confucianism as religious humanism --Love or the law: Confucianism and its rivals: Mohism and.

Chinese Religion: An Overview. In Lindsay Jones, ed., Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd ed. (Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, ) A revised and expanded version of Daniel L.

Overmyer's article in the 1st edition (). In recent months, the persecution of religious groups in China has been making headlines. The picture that these news stories create is one of China as a. The main religions in China are Buddhism, Chinese folklore, Taoism and Confucianism among many others.

There are still over millions Muslims, who had their won country occupied before s. Moreover, they are still being isolated by the Chinese's dictatorial government as a result of the Uyghurs' religion and rejection of the China corruptions. Expand your horizons with enlightening religious and inspirational books at Barnes & Noble®.

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Now, a Chinese man with the knowledge of both eastern religions and. (dow) A fundamental concept in Chinese religion, literally meaning the "path" or the "way." In Confucianism, it specifically refers to the entire ideal human order ordained by the numinous Absolute, Tian.

In Daoism, it is the primary source of the cosmos, the very ground of all beings. All journal articles featured in Journal of Chinese Religions vol 46 issue 2.

Log in | Register Cart. Journal of Chinese Religions. Search in: Advanced search. New content alerts RSS. Subscribe. Citation search book review. Religion in Taiwan and China: Locality and Transmission.

Paul R. Katz. “The goal of the crackdown is not to eradicate religions,” said Ying Fuk Tsang, director of the Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion and Culture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Author: Lily Kuo. As of the yearChina has been mainly populated by the religion of Confucianism and also the religion of Taoism.

Even though these religions differ greatly from Christianity they thrive in China because the communists rule in china suppresses Christian beliefs. The book “The Religion of China” states how the book is set up. The Quran is also available commercially in bookstores and, unlike the Bible, has the Chinese equivalent of an ISBN, a numeric book identifier.

Both Christianity and .