The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

Editor(s): Randall L. Nadeau

Published Online: 14 MAR 2012 02:04AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405190312

Online ISBN: 9781444361995

DOI: 10.1002/9781444361995

About this Book

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 discipline

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Historical Survey

  2. Part II: The Traditions

  3. Part III: Critical Terms for the Study of Chinese Religions

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