Chinese Religions

Chinese Religions

by Joseph Adler
     
 

This text provides a clear introduction to the history of religion in China and to religious practice in China and Taiwan today. Using a descriptive and original approach, Joseph Adler focuses on the four major traditions: Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and popular/folk religion. Tracing common themes, such as ancestor worship, sacrifice and divination, Adler

Overview

This text provides a clear introduction to the history of religion in China and to religious practice in China and Taiwan today. Using a descriptive and original approach, Joseph Adler focuses on the four major traditions: Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and popular/folk religion. Tracing common themes, such as ancestor worship, sacrifice and divination, Adler highlights the ways in which religion has responded to and influenced political and cultural change in China.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415262835
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
03/14/2002
Series:
Religions of the World Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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