Chinese Religions

by Joseph Adler

Part of the Religions of the World Series

Chinese Religions Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780415262835
Publication date: 14th March 2002
Author: Joseph Adler
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 128 pages
Categories: History of religion, Oriental religions,

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