The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

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Comprising the most up-to-date, interdisciplinary research on the study of Chinese religious beliefs and cultural practices, this volume explores the rich and complex religious and philosophical traditions that have developed and flourished in one of the world's oldest civilizations. Covers the main Chinese traditions of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism as well as Christianity and Islam Features a unique organizational structure, with groups of readings focused on historical, traditions-based, and topical elements of Chinese religion Explores a number of contemporary religious topics, including gender, nature, asceticism, material culture, and gods and spirits Brings together a team of authors who are experts in their sub-fields, providing readers with the latest research in a rapidly growing disciplineFor example, a€œsinceritya€ (cheng) is the principal characteristic of a sage; according to Li Ao, a man who is cheng ... More officials than ever before or since were selected through the civil service examinations, which tested candidates on theiranbsp;...

Title:The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions
Author:Randall L. Nadeau
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2012-05-07


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