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    Definition and History of Islam and Uighurs in China Despite how the current government may treat religion, religion has been a major driving force throughout China’s history. There is hardly a time when China wasn’t affected or influenced by religion, or peoples of a certain religious group. There are two major native religions in China that have played important roles not only cultural and socially, but within the shifting governments of the dynasties as well. The most major and influential is that of Confucianism. Confucianism is a philosophy that was founded by Kong Qiu, better known as Confucius. Confucianism expounded on order, harmony and the need for rituals and relationships for social harmony . It had an emphasis on what was considered to be acceptable behavior within a society, which was…

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    Religion in the Roman Empire and Hans China While Hans China and the Roman Empire were very different empires, they have similarities, too. In religion, the differences are big, but there are a few glaring similarities when you look for them. For example, both empires were polytheistic for the majority of their reign, but were introduced and began converting to monotheistic religions before their downfalls. In the case of Hans China, however, they began leaving behind their original pantheon in…

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    Religions in China Religion can play many roles in different dynasties and cultures. Some may worship one thing and have another banned from their society. Some may be tolerant of religions even if they don’t believe in them. The Han Dynasty and the Yuan Dynasty both have similar views but they also have differences in what they think of certain religions. Some religions were not even introduced until later in the dynasty’s rule. In the Han Dynasty, religion was based mainly on the teachings…

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    the People's Republic of China enjoy freedom of religious belief. No state organ, public organization or individual may force citizens to believe in, or not to believe in, any religion or may they discriminate against citizens who believe in, or do not believe in, any religion. The main religions are Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism and Protestantism. Citizens of china may freely choose and express their religious beliefs and make clear the religious beliefs. There are over 100 million over…

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    Religion in China Religion first sprouted it’s roots in China’s grand history during the Shang Dynasty. The people worshipped weather gods and sky gods, but the most important god was named Shang-Ti ("History of Chinese Religion"). People who lived during the dynasty also believed that their ancestors became similar to gods. Each family worshiped their own ancestors. Daoism soon followed, which taught the people to keep peace through compromise and using natural forces ("History of Chinese…

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    Religion was a paramount factor in forming the basis of China's cultural identity through the cohesive worship of Taoism and Buddhism deities, the devout veneration of ancestors, and the consistent performance of religious sacrifices and ceremonies. Ancient China was a multi-religion society, Taoism and Buddhism had always been its two most influential beliefs. The religious outlook of most Chinese people consisted of combination of beliefs and practices from these two traditions and so they…

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    “There has been extensive interaction between Chinese mythology and the major belief systems of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism.”Chinese Mythology is a very broad topic, from half animal, half human creatures to gods like the Jade Emperor. It is a combination of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Theses influences have created many myths and incorporated ideas from different cultures together. Making Chinese mythology a giant mixing pot, complete with Indian and other Asian religions and…

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    follow. Both these philosophies have some features of religion, but mostly they seem to oppose each other. Confucianism seems to be worldlier. It focuses on a person’s social needs and his/her everyday life. Daoism is different; its main idea is to hold Dao. It concentrates on an individual’s relationship to himself/herself to achieve inner agreement. That is why it is possible…

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    Confucian & Taoist Portrait of a Traditional Chinese Gentleman In examining the Confucian and Taoist ways of life, an image is created displaying how the ideal Chinese gentleman should be. These ancient Chinese styles of living clearly outline key virtues and principles that one should internalize in order to fulfill his or her spiritual duty. The Analects, written by Confucius, defines the superior man as one who strives for social harmony by renewing traditional ways of life in order to…

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    Confucianism and Taoism are two of the most prevailing philosophies in Asia, even if they seem to contradict each other. Confucius asks us to live a very structured life in accordance with li, which is right action. Taoism allows for many different viewpoints, and would probably be accepting of Confucianism even though it seems to contradict Taoism. Taoists believe there are many ways to live and view life, and no one is better than the other. Li was Confucius’ idea of the correct way to live.…

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