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Chinese Religions By Joseph Adler

Chinese Religions
by Joseph Adler

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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.
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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 highlights the ways in which religion has responded to and influenced political and cultural change in China.

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Table of Contents


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

Additional information

GOR001846099
Chinese Religions by Joseph Adler
Joseph Adler
Religions of the World
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2002-03-14
128
0415262836
9780415262835
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