1. Introduction

  1. Randall L. Nadeau
  1. Randall Nadeau

Published Online: 14 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444361995.ch1

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

How to Cite

Nadeau, R. (2012) Introduction, in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions (ed R. L. Nadeau), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444361995.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Author Information

  1. Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190312

Online ISBN: 9781444361995

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Keywords:

  • Chinese Dynastic history, and Chinese religion;
  • Western encounter, Chinese religion, with elite forms;
  • Confucian tradition, the “four books and five classics”;
  • the “three religions,” Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism;
  • “Confucianism,” being absent within Chinese language;
  • syncretism and religious diversity;
  • cultural self-loathing and Confucian resurgence;
  • cultural revival of religion in China, beyond “Three Traditions”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Chinese Dynastic History

  • The Study of Chinese Religion

  • The Traditions in the Western Imagination

  • “Confucianism”

  • “Daoism”

  • “Buddhism”

  • “Popular Religion” and Religious Syncretism

  • Moving Beyond the “Three Traditions”: The Structure and Organization of The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

  • A Note on the Chinese Language and Chinese Names

  • Further Reading