3. Chinese Religion from the Han to the Six Dynasties

  1. Randall L. Nadeau
  1. Gil Raz

Published Online: 14 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444361995.ch3

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

How to Cite

Raz, G. (2012) Chinese Religion from the Han to the Six Dynasties, in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions (ed R. L. Nadeau), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444361995.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Author Information

  1. Dartmouth College, 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, the Han to the Six Dynasties;
  • traditions of religious practice in Han China;
  • cosmos, emanating from the unitary Dao;
  • Han China, concerning ancestor, and sacrificial rites;
  • Daoist communal religion, and Buddhist integration;
  • unified cosmology, notion of the Five Phases (wuxing);
  • Daoism, origins, notion of qi, in attaining the Dao;
  • emerging Daoist, and cults of immortals;
  • Daoism and Buddhism, points of concern

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Han Imperial Religion

  • The Emergence of Daoism

  • The Integration of Buddhism

  • Concluding Remarks

  • Further Reading