Gods & Goddesses of Ancient China, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1622753941
  • ISBN-13: 9781622753949
  • DDC: 299.511211
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This authoritative volume examines the two main faiths, Confucianism and Daoism, that developed before China had meaningful contact with the rest of the world. Aspects of Buddhism later joined features of these faiths to form elements of Chinese ideology and, with the beliefs in immortals and the worship of ancestors, they led to a popular religion. The narrative describes the gods and goddesses that dominated China's mythology and folk culture, roughly from the 3rd millennium to 221 BCE, including the Baxian (Eight Immortals), Chang'e (moon goddess), Guandi (god of war), the Men Shen (door spirits), and Pan Gu (first man).

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Burial Customs, Religious Beliefs, and Social Organization.
2: Intellectual and Religious Trends of Confucianism.
3: Daoism and Its Great Sages.
4: Gods and Goddesses.
For Further Reading.