2. Chinese Religion in the Shang and Zhou Dynasties

  1. Randall L. Nadeau
  1. Randall Nadeau

Published Online: 14 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444361995.ch2

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

How to Cite

Nadeau, R. (2012) Chinese Religion in the Shang and Zhou Dynasties, in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions (ed R. L. Nadeau), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444361995.ch2

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 religion, in Shang and Zhou Dynasties;
  • “invention of agriculture” Chinese imagination of the Zhou;
  • Shang religion, three categories of the divine being;
  • continuity of ancestor veneration;
  • Zhou Dynasty, Tian, directing human affairs;
  • ancestor worship, divination and shamanism;
  • Confucius and ritual, a civilization cherishing the li;
  • indigenous Chinese religion, “Confucianism” and “Daoism”;
  • Chinese religion of Zhou, shaping existing beliefs

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Mythic Origins of Chinese Civilization

  • The Shang Dynasty

  • The Zhou Dynasty

  • The Confucians

  • The Daoists

  • The Six Schools

  • Further Reading