Essay on Cultural Diversity Of A Chinese Religion

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Cultural Diversity in Healthcare in Chinese

Chinese religion: is a term describing the interaction of different religious and philosophical traditions that have been powerful in China. Chinese religion is composed of four main traditions: Chinese traditional religion are Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. Chinese religion is not an organized, combined system of beliefs and practices.
1. Prayer: Buddhism and Taoism both are include prayer into their daily religious rituals. In adding to the prayer additional offerings, the monastic prayer (mu-you) is said morning, noon and night to the sound of a small bell.
2. Divination: Prophecy and Astrology Divination was usual in ancient China. The famous "Classic of Changes" (composed before the third century BCE) involved divination.
3. Longevity Practices: rituals and lifestyles meant at gaining a long life, or immortality have long been a part of Chinese religion. Even before the development of Taoism, several "hygiene schools" were teaching various techniques for reaching longevity.
Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korea, Tibet, Mongolian have cultural beliefs about medicine:
1. Traditional Chinese Medicine

In Chinese Cosmology, as system of beliefs that can be summed up as follows: all of creation is born from the marriage of two polar principles, Yin and Yang.
Examples are earth and heaven, winter and summer, night and day, cold and hot, wet and dry, inner and outer, body and mind.
These pairs of opposites are connected via…

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