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Religion in China

China is a country with many religions, while the major ones are Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism and Christianity. Among these, Buddhism has the longest history of over 2000 years, and Christianity has the shortest of almost 200 years. There are many historical stories and legends relate to Chinese religions, such as Xuan Zang's pilgrim's progress. Moreover, there are four sacred mountains of Chinese Buddhism that gradually became famous tourism attractions for travelers from all over the world.
Four Sacred Mountains of Chinese Buddhism

Four Sacred Mountains of Chinese Buddhism

Mt. Wutai, Mt. Putuo, Mt. Emei, and Mt. Jiuhua are the four sacred mountains of Chinese Buddhism. They have been renowned all over the world since ancient China for both their religious status and fascinating landscape........

The Pilgrim's Progress

The Pilgrim's Progress

Xuan Zang's epic journey made it possible for some of the most important Buddhist texts to be translated into Chinese, as well as providing the inspiration for the famous Chinese novel Journey to the West........

Religion Index

Religion Index

Over the ages, many religions have entered China and at present there are five main religions; Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism and Protestantism........

Nature & Ancestor Worship

Nature & Ancestor Worship

Exploring nature & ancestor Worship in China. From ancient times, China has been a multiethnic country, with a multitude of religions........

Introduction of Buddhism and Birth of Taoism

Introduction of Buddhism and Birth of Taoism

Indian prince Siddhartha Gautama founded Buddhism in 556 BC and by AD 2 it had spread to China amongst the imperial family, nobles and scholars........

The Rise of Taoism

The Rise of Taoism

According to the Tao Te Jing, which is attributed to Laozi, Taoism's core belief is to establish a eutopia where everyone lives in equality........

Islam Arrives

Islam Arrives

After the 10th century, ethnic minorities in China's northwest began turning to Islam. In the late 15th century, it spread to the Uyghurs living in Xinjiang........

Re-entry of Christianity

Re-entry of Christianity

The earliest version of Christianity in China was called Jingjiao or Nestorianism, which diverged from the Eastern Orthodox Church and spoke of Christ as one person with two natures; human and divine........