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Chinese Gods: An Introduction to Chinese Folk Religion
Chinese gods: Who are they? Where did they come from? What do they do? Chinese folk religion is the underlying belief system of more than a billion Chinese people. Go into any Chinese home, office or restaurant andyou will see altars, statues or paper 'good luck' images. And wherever there is a Chinese community there are temples and Earth God shrines. But what is the reli ...more
Paperback, 237 pages
Published July 16th 2010 by Blacksmith Books(JP)
(first published 1983)
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feng shui is very much a part of pinoy culture, whether one is tsinoy or not. people get chinese buddhas to bring fortune to their homes -- tsai shen is the god of wealth. understanding the chinese gods, despite mao and his revolution, is a fascinating journey into china's past. which may also explain our fascination with the now-awakened giant of asia.
John Eaton Calthorpe Blofeld was a British writer on Asian thought and religion, especially Taoism and Chinese Buddhism.More about John Blofeld...