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Religions of Ancient China

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Religions of Ancient China by Herbert Allen Giles provides a comprehensive overview of the religious beliefs and practices of ancient China. From Confucianism to Taoism to Buddhism, Giles delves into the rich tapestry of spiritual traditions that have influenced Chinese culture for centuries.

One of the strengths of this book is Giles' ability to explain complex concepts in a way that is accessible to readers who may be unfamiliar with the subject matter. He provides clear explanations of the key tenets of each religion, as well as their historical origins and evolution over time.

In addition to his thorough exploration of the major Chinese religions, Giles also delves into lesser-known belief systems, such as folk religion and Shamanism, providing a well-rounded view of the spiritual landscape of ancient China.

Overall, Religions of Ancient China is a valuable resource for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Chinese culture and history. Giles' scholarly yet approachable writing style makes this book an engaging and enlightening read for both academics and general readers alike.

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An overview of the religions of China, beginning with Fu Hsi, B.C. 2953-2838, and continuing through the 19th Century.

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