Religious Faith of the Chinese

  • Xinping Zhuo

Part of the China Insights book series (CHINAIN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Xinping Zhuo
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  3. Xinping Zhuo
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  4. Xinping Zhuo
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  5. Xinping Zhuo
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 261-273

About this book


This book comprehensively examines religious faith in China from the perspective of cultural philosophy and cultural history. It explores the social, political, cultural and spiritual meanings of religions, tracing their historical development and related paradigm shifts. It also analyzes the characteristics of the country’s local religions and the process of indigenization of world religions, and describes the peaceful co-existence and harmonious confluence of multiple religions in Chinese spiritual life, revealing the vibrant and diverse colors of its religious culture. Examining these religions’ social and cultural functions in contemporary Chinese society, the book demonstrates the rich and complex intertwinement of religious faith, cultural spirit and national disposition among the Chinese people.


The Chinese understanding of beliefs The Chinese understanding of religions Indigenous Chinese religions Folk religious beliefs Indigenization of foreign religions in China Chinese religious culture Political religions Confucians and Confucianism Dao and Daoism Chinese Buddhism

Authors and affiliations

  • Xinping Zhuo
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of World ReligionsChinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. and China Social Sciences Press 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6378-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6379-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-7579
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-7587
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