Chinese Religious Traditions / Edition 1

Chinese Religious Traditions / Edition 1

by Joseph A. Adler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0130911631

ISBN-13: 9780130911636

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Pearson

This book provides an introduction to the history of religion in China and its contours in China and Taiwan today, focusing on four religious traditions: Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and popular religion. It covers not only religious and ethical ideas but also the practices of each tradition. Readers will become familiar with

Overview

This book provides an introduction to the history of religion in China and its contours in China and Taiwan today, focusing on four religious traditions: Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and popular religion. It covers not only religious and ethical ideas but also the practices of each tradition. Readers will become familiar with common themes that weave themselves through the history of Chinese religion to the present day—such as ancestor worship, sacrifice, and divination—and gain an understanding of the ways in which religion has responded to and influenced political and cultural change in China. For individuals interested in the history of China and its religions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130911636
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Religions of the World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chronology of Chinese Religions.

1. Introduction.

2. The Shang and Western Zhou Periods.

3. The Classical Period.

4. Early Imperial China: Han through Tang.

5. Early Modern China: Song through Early Qing.

6. Modern China.

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