By author, J. Lagerwey, P. Lu
After the Warring States, taken care of partly one among this set, there is not any extra fecund period in chinese language non secular and cultural background than the interval of department (220-589 AD). in the course of it, Buddhism conquered China, Daoism grew right into a mature faith with self sufficient associations, and, including Confucianism, those 3 teachings, having each one received its percentage of kingdom reputation and help, shaped a united entrance opposed to shamanism. whereas all 4 religions are coated, Buddhism and Daoism obtain particular consciousness in a chain of parallel chapters on their pantheons, rituals, sacred geography, group association, canon formation, influence on literature, and up to date archaeological discoveries. This multi-disciplinary technique, with out ignoring philosophical and theological concerns, brings into sharp concentration the social and ancient matrices of chinese language faith.
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Early Chinese Religion, Part 2: The Period of Division (220-589 AD) (2 Volume Set) by author, J. Lagerwey, P. Lu