First published in 1950.
Beginning with ancient times, this volume shows how some of the early superstitions became purified through the influence of the Confucianist philosophy, how a deep strain of mysticism came from the Taoists and how thereby a worship of 'Heaven' and 'Earth' was evolved. Besides the main streams of Confucianism and Buddhism, the introduction and development of Christianity into China is also analyzed.
Table of Contents
Chapter I Primitive Religion; Chapter II The Beginnings of Confucianism and Taoism; Chapter III Religion in the Han Era; Chapter IV The Infiltration of Buddhism and the Reaction in T'ang Times; Chapter V Sung Neo-Confucianism And Later Developments; Chapter VI Mohammedanism; Chapter VII Christianity in China; Chapter VIII Religion in the Twentieth Century;
E R Hughes, K Hughes