This text provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of religion in China and its contours in China and Taiwan today. Tracing common themes, Adler highlights the ways in which religion has influenced cultural change.
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.
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Foreword Preface Chronology of Chinese Religions 1. Introduction - Lung-shan Temple; Traditions; Themes 2. Origins: Sacrifice and Divination - Shang Oracle Bones 3. The Classical Period - Confucianism; Taoism; Legalism and Mohism 4. The Medieval Period: Han-T'ang - Confucianism; Taoism; Buddhism; Cosmology and popular religion 5. Early Modern: Sung-Early Ch'ing - Neo-Confucianism; Taoism: Inner alchemy, Complete Perfection Sect; Buddhism; Popular Religion - Mat-tsu 6. Modern - Encounters with the West; Tradition versus Modernity; New Confucians; Taoism and Popular Religion; A Buddhist Revival 7. The Future of Chinese Religions Notes Glossary Pronunciation Guide Festivals Suggested Further Reading Index
Chinese Religions by Joseph Adler
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