Religion and belief have played vital roles in the history of Chinese culture. Written by one of China's foremost experts on the subject, this major new two-volume work enables people around the world cross to truly learn and understand China's fascinating history of religion, and the winding path each has taken throughout Chinese history. Made available for the very first time outside of China, this comprehensive book sets out chronologically the major events and historical developments of each religion and faith that has played a part in creating modern-day China. These include: Early Primitive Religions; Patriarchal Religions; Taoism; Chinese Folk Religions; Buddhism; Islam; Christianity. General History of Religions in China offers deep and methodical research covering the entire history of Chinese religion and belief with contributions from some of China's most distinguished professors. Published as a two-volume set in association with the prestigious China Social Sciences Press (CSSP).Essential reference material for academic institutions involved with Chinese studies, religious studies, history studies, plus academics who seek to better understand the roots of contemporary Chinese culture.
Section 1: The Thought of Tian Chapter 1, The Theory of Origin of the world Chapter 2, The View of Motion Chapter 3, The View of Space-Time Chapter 4, The Concept of Form and Spirits Section 2: Doctrine of Man Chapter 5, Human-Nature Relation Chapter 6