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Religions of China 14/01/2009 14:55:00 Syncretism- following more than one religion at a time Confucian- customs and traditions Buddhist- worship and rituals Taoist- outlook, literature, philosophy, art, music. Origins Confucianism and Taoism are indigenous to China Buddhism brought to China by Indian Buddhist monks around 100 A.D. o *Chon-gwo- Where the name China came from. Traditional Chinese Beliefs Before Confucianism and Daoism became full fledged religions, Chinese held  beliefs which helped to form their two religious traditions. Beliefs 1. Spirits- early system was polytheistic; spirits active in nature. 2. Shang Ti or Tian- high power ruling the universe; a personal God. 3. Ancestor Worship- ancestors die, become spirits watching over us. 4. Yang and Yin- male/female, strong/weak, light/dark; opposite but 
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This note was uploaded on 09/01/2009 for the course REL 2300 taught by Professor Kassim during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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