NH196: This unitexplores the three main traditional belief systems of China: Confucianism,Daoism (Taoism), and Buddhism. It provides background on each of these systems,including how, when, where, and by whom they were developed and diffusedthroughout China. Using translations of primary sources, students will examinethe major tenets of each belief system, their specific differences, and theirimportance in the historical development of China.
Lesson 1: What are Belief Systems? Differences Between a Religion and a Philosophy
Lesson 2: Three main Belief Systems of China: Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism
Lesson 3: The Spread of Buddhism