Chinese Traditional Religion
|Fast Facts: Chinese Traditional Religion|
|Beliefs||Dualistic yin and yang; mythological beings and folk deities.|
|Practices||Ancestor worship, prayer, longevity practices, divination, prophecy and astrology, feng shui.|
|Holidays||Chinese New Year, Moon Festival|
Chinese religion is not an organized, unified system of beliefs and practices. It has no leadership, headquarters, founder, or denominations. Instead, "Chinese religion" is a term describing the complex interaction of different religious and philosophical traditions that have been influential in China.
Chinese religion is composed of four main traditions: Chinese folk religion, Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. The religious outlook of most Chinese people consists of some combination of beliefs and practices from these four traditions. It is rare for only one to be practiced to the exclusion of the others. This section focuses on Chinese folk or indigenous religion, but reference is also made to the other traditions.
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|Title||Chinese Traditional Religion|
|Published||March 17, 2015|
|Last Updated||January 29, 2021|
|MLA Citation||“Chinese Traditional Religion.” ReligionFacts.com. 29 Jan. 2021. Web. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021. <religionfacts.com/chinese-religion>|