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Religions of ancient China

Author: Herbert Allen Giles
Publisher: New York, NY : Barnes & Noble Digital Library, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An excellent introduction to the faiths of Chinese civilization, Religions of Ancient China surveys the earliest Chinese creation myths, the religious ventures of philosophers and emperors 5,000 years ago, the "benevolent agnosticism" of Confucianism, the "doctrine of inaction" of Taoism, and the sophisticate metaphysics of Buddhism.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert Allen Giles
ISBN: 9781411461116 1411461118
OCLC Number: 828932807
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The ancient faith --
Confucianism --
Taoism --
Materialism --
Buddhism and other religions.
Responsibility: Herbert A. Giles.

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An excellent introduction to the faiths of Chinese civilization, Religions of Ancient China surveys the earliest Chinese creation myths, the religious ventures of philosophers and emperors 5,000 years ago, the "benevolent agnosticism" of Confucianism, the "doctrine of inaction" of Taoism, and the sophisticate metaphysics of Buddhism.

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