Chinese folk festivals

Authored by: Thomas David DuBois

Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia

Print publication date:  September  2014
Online publication date:  September  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415635035
eBook ISBN: 9781315758534
Adobe ISBN: 9781317636465

10.4324/9781315758534.ch13

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Abstract

It can be very difficult to grasp the big picture of China’s religious life. Not only does Chinese belief freely combine elements from the three sacerdotal traditions of Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism, but the ideas expressed in scriptures are quite often only tangentially related to the rituals and practices performed in homes and villages.

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