This site from Columbia University's Asia for Educators program traces the complex tapestry of Chinese culture during the late-imperial period (1644-1911). Here readers will find four extraordinarily informative sections, including Popular Religion & Beliefs and Religion, the State, & Imperial Legitimacy. Within each topic heading, readers will find informative subcategories. For instance, within the Institutional Religion category, readers may peruse sections on Daoism, Buddhism, and the Confucian Tradition. These then branch out to offer extensive notes on cultural norms, beliefs, philosophies, and practices. The Buddhist section is especially noteworthy and features articles that explore ideas of karma, the Buddha, and the different schools of Buddhism in China, among other topics. Living in the Chinese Cosmos provides hours of interesting source material on religion in this fascinating epoch of Chinese history.
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