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Chinese Religion

What is Feng Shui?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 06.18.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

The words feng shui in Chinese mean literally wind and water, though it's anyone's guess how wind and water link to the ancient custom of geomancy, wh...

Matt Sheehan

Why Christ, Mao And The Buddha Are Making A Comeback In China

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 08.07.2014 | World

BEIJING -- The dominant political narrative in China today is one of resounding triumph: targets for economic growth achieved, rival countries overtak...

Why Confucius Rejected 'Laissez-faire'

Jung-kyu Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Jung-kyu Kim

Why did Lao Tzu prefer laissez-faire to paternalism? For much the same reason that neoclassical economists advocate free-market capitalism: good intention distorts.

China Aims To Banish Superstition, Promote Knowledge

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2013 | World

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING, April 21 (Reuters) - China is struggling to get its estimated 100 million religious believers to banish sup...

The Surprising, Enormous Influence Of The I Ching

Posted 04.09.2012 | Religion

The following is an excerpt from 'The I Ching: A Biography' by Richard J. Smith. What makes a classic? First, the work must focus on matters of gre...

The Relation Between Religion And Government In China

Thomas David DuBois | Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion
Thomas David DuBois

Many international observers fail to appreciate that religion in China has never been treated as a matter of personal choice. It's hard to imagine that the current regime would suddenly start to view things differently.