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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

Edited by: Randall L. Nadeau
eISBN: 9781405190312
Print publication date: 2012


Subject Religion » Chinese Religious Traditions

Place Eastern Asia » China

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405190312.2012.x

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions comprises the most up-to-date, interdisciplinary research on the study of Chinese religious beliefs and cultural practices. Featuring newly commissioned work from a team of acclaimed experts in Chinese history, society, and religion, the companion offers readers the latest research in this rapidly growing discipline.

The volume provides a historical overview of Chinese forms of worship, with individual chapters focusing on Shang-Zhou religion, religion in the Han and medieval periods, Sui-Tang religion, Song religion, and religion in late imperial China. It also addresses the main Chinese religious traditions of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism, as well as readings on Christianity and Islam.

In addition, a range of contemporary religious topics are discussed, including gods and spirits, ritual, text, nature, gender, asceticism, violence, divination, material culture, and lineage. Combining scholarly rigor with stylistic clarity, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions brings into sharp focus the rich and complex interactions of religious and philosophical traditions that developed and flourished in one of the world's oldest civilizations.

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Nadeau, Randall L. The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions. Blackwell Publishing, 2012. Blackwell Reference Online. 22 January 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781405190312_9781405190312>



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