East Asian Religions - East Asian Religions RLGA01 Lecture...

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RLGA01 Lecture on East Asian Religions Heaven | Human | Earth Early religious thought in China The inseparability of religion and culture The syncretism or combination of religions The people adhere to more than one religions, and yet some of them might not be very “religious” Confucianism Taoism (Daoism) Yin=negative, yang=positive Yin-yang school Chinese Buddhism Examples “religions”? “philosophies”? “ways of life”? Neolethic period (beginning the late fourth millennium BCE): Goddess worship Believed in an afterlife Neolethic Burials Human sacrifice Role of Shamans (Kings as Shamans; “mandate of heaven”, different from the Japanese belief) Heavenly Deities Natural Deities Ancestral sprits Sage Kings Shang Zhou Chu - Xia Yellow Emperor Chuan-hsu Yao Shun Yu Five Emperors Five directions Specific colours, elements and signifiers Geomancy feng shui East Asian Religions East Asian Religions Page 1
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2011 for the course RLG A01 taught by Professor Shiu during the Fall '10 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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