6. Chinese Religion in the Ming and Qing Dynasties

  1. Randall L. Nadeau
  1. Mark Meulenbeld

Published Online: 14 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444361995.ch6

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

How to Cite

Meulenbeld, M. (2012) Chinese Religion in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions (ed R. L. Nadeau), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444361995.ch6

Editor Information

  1. Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Wisconsin, Madison, 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 Ming and Qing;
  • religious landscape, of the Ming and Qing;
  • “three teachings” of Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism;
  • the Buddhist Canon and the Daoist Canon;
  • unity of the three teachings, in model of syncretism;
  • modernization of China, detrimental to others;
  • anti-religious ideology, Communism;
  • “Socialism” and geming

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Religious Landscape of the Ming and Qing

  • Territorial Temples and Their Gods

  • The “Three Teachings”: Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism

  • Denominational Boundaries and Ritual Expression

  • Local Religion vis-à-vis Religious Institutions

  • Conclusion

  • Further Reading