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Chinese Religions by Joseph A. Adler


Chinese Religions by Joseph A. Adler

This text provides a clear introduction to the history of religion in China and its contours 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. Written in an accessible and informative style, and assuming no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, this book gives a basic introduction to the faith, it's history, beliefs, and practices, modern developments and impacts of the world today.

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Publication date

14th March 2002


Joseph A. Adler

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Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


128 pages


History of religion
Oriental religions



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