For courses in Chinese Religions, World Religions, Introduction to Religion, and Religion and Culture.This text provides an introduction to the history of religion in China and its contours in China and Taiwan today, focusing on four religious traditions: Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and popular religion. It covers not only religious and ethical ideas but also the practices of each tradition.
Chronology of Chinese Religions. 1. Introduction. 2. The Shang and Western Zhou Periods. 3. The Classical Period. 4. Early Imperial China: Han through Tang. 5. Early Modern China: Song through Early Qing. 6. Modern China.