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Exam 2 Study Questions1.Why might many people assume that "there is no religion in modern day China"? Why is such an assumption incorrect? What place does religion occupy in modern day China?
2.What does it mean to say that Chinese religious thought is characterized by syncretism? How does a syncretic approach bring about a very different approach to religion?
3.What role do gods, spirits, ancestors, divination practices such as feng shui, and priests, play in traditional Chinese religious thought?
4.When, where, and with whom do Confucian teachings emerge? What basic ideas and practices are associated with this tradition?
5.What happens in the story, "The Gorge of Lu"? What role does Confucius play in it? What are its key teachings?
6.When, where, and with whom do Daoist teachings emerge? What do Western scholars have to say about this story? What basic tenets are associated with Daoist philosophy? What are the two basic forms this tradition comes in, and what characterizes each?
7.What becomes most important in Confucian and Daoist teachings when we read them through Prothero's theory of religion?

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