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Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

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Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

This is a place holder in preparation for a new and informative article on this topic.

There now is a team of three content writers for this the International Chinese Corner site.

New articles are added weekly and sometimes daily, so please check back soon.

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Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

Christianity in China appeared in the 7th century, during the Tang dynasty, but did not take root until it was reintroduced in the 16th century by Jesuit missionaries. Today, it comprises CatholicsProtestantsEvangelicals and a small number of Orthodox Christians. Although its lineage in China is not as ancient as TaoismMahayana Buddhism or ConfucianismChristianity, through various ways, has been present in China since at least the 7th century and has gained significant influence during the last 200 years. The number of Chinese Christians has increased significantly since the easing of restrictions on religious activity during economic reforms in the late 1970s; Christians were four million before 1949 (three million Catholics and one million Protestants).

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Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

Chinese Buddhism or Han Buddhism has shaped Chinese culture in a wide variety of areas including art, politics, literaturephilosophymedicine, and material culture. The translation of a large body of Indian Buddhist scriptures into Chinese and the inclusion of these translations together with works composed in China into a printed canon had far-reaching implications for the dissemination of Buddhism throughout the Chinese cultural sphere, including KoreaJapan, Taiwan and Vietnam. Chinese Buddhism is also marked by the interaction between Indian religionsChinese religion, and Taoism.  

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Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

China has long been a cradle and host to a variety of the most enduring religio-philosophical traditions of the world. Confucianism and Taoism later joined by Buddhism, constitute the "three teachings" that have shaped Chinese culture. There are no clear boundaries between these intertwined religious systems, which do not claim to be exclusive, and elements of each enrich popular or folk religion. The emperors of China claimed the Mandate of Heaven and participated in Chinese religious practices. In the early 20th century, reform-minded officials and intellectuals attacked all religions as "superstitious", and since 1949, China has been governed by the Communist Party of China, an atheistinstitution that prohibits party members from practising religion while in office. In the culmination of a series of campaigns against religions already underway since the late 19th century, the Cultural Revolution against old habits, ideas, customs and culture, lasting from 1966 to 1967, destroyed or forced them underground. Under the following leaders, religious organisations were given more autonomy. The government formally recognises five religions: BuddhismTaoismIslamProtestantism, and Catholicism (though the Chinese Catholic Church is independent of the Catholic Church in Rome). In the early twenty-first century, there has been increasing official recognition of Confucianism and Chinese folk religion as part of China's cultural inheritance.

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Published Saturday, September 22, 18 | By PaulvHill

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