Chinese people believe that a person has two souls. The first soul
is created during conception and continues to stay in the grave
with the corpse when the person dies. Hence, ancestor worship is
Buddhism originated from India, and not from China, although it
is one of the main Chinese religions. Traders and monks who traveled
from India over the Silk Road only introduced it to China at the
beginning of the first century. There are two kinds of Buddhism...
A man named Laozi, who was an archivist for the Chinese government,
created Taoism in the 6th Century. Taoism is based on the concepts
of 'tao' (the way or path), and 'wuwei' (passivity).
Confucianism has been a major hallmark of Chinese culture for more
than 2,000 years. Whether it is a religion in the strictest sense
or just a philosophy of living remains controversial. Confucianism
was popularized in the northern regions of China from 571-479BC.
The founder, Confucius, was equalized with the heavenly god in 1906
and worshipped as a deity.