Chinese Religions - Religion in China

Directory of Online Resources for the Study of Religion in China

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Portals & General Resources

Sections include: General ; Confucianism ; Daoism ; Buddhism ; Islam ; Christianity ; Judaism ; Bibliographies ; Related Journals.
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News and Information About Falun Gong Around the World
" a volunteer group of individuals dedicated to bringing you up to the minute information regarding China's crackdown on the peaceful practitioners of Falun Gong."
Includes: Activity Center ; News Headlines ; Live Reports from China ; China Crisis News Bulletin ; Human Rights Newsletter.

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Sections include: General ; Confucianism ; Taoism ; Buddhism ; Popular Religion ; Divination ; Women ; Philosophy ; Science & Medicine ; Christianity ; Judaism ; News ; Politics ; Government Sites.
By Joseph Adler, Dept. of Religious Studies, Kenyon College

"According to an unidentified member of the State Council's Bureau of Religious Affairs, published in Beijing Review, Sept. 1-7, 1997."

Digital Archives & Texts

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Asian Classics Input Project

Bibliography of Western Language Publications on Chinese Popular Religion (1995 to present)
"The following listings started as three bibliographic articles published in volumes 3, 4, & 5 respectively of the journal Minjian zongjiao."
Compiled by Philip Clart, Assistant Professor, East Asian Religions, Dept. of Religious Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia

Chinese Philosophical Etext Archive
Based at Wesleyan University it includes the Confucian Etext Project (Stephen C. Angle)

Zhuan Falun (Turning the Law Wheel)
By Li Hongzhi
Download the English version of the "core text of Falun Dafa practice."


Wesleyan Neo-Confucian Etext Project
Includes "Electronic versions of Chinese philosophical texts created by the Confucian Etext Project; Electronic versions of Chinese philosophical texts from other sources, to some of which we have made minor improvements; and Information on and links to more information on the preparation and use of these texts."


Digital Buddhist Library and Museum (English or Chinese)
Includes Chinese, Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Pali Buddhist Sutras, language courses, full text journals, books, and newspapers as well as links to Buddhist libraries and institutes.
Maintained by Aming Tu.

The Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art
A Photographic Research and Teaching Archive
"...contains nearly 300,000 original color slides and black and white and color photographs of art and architecture throughout Asia. Countries covered in the collection include India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, China, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, and Myanmar (Burma)...In addition to being the most comprehensive collection of its kind, The Huntington Archive includes the largest photographic archive of Nepali art and architecture in the world and represents the only formal collection that photographically records this country's artistic heritage."
Maintained by Janice M. Glowski, Ohio State University
Current Electronic Projects:

See also AcademicInfo: Buddhist Studies


Daoist Studies
" a scholarly, non-profit, Internet resource for Daoist Studies that aims to foster international scholarly communication about the study of Daoism...This website aims to publish information regarding the texts, practices, beliefs and social history of Daoism as part of this integral (though complex and diverse) living religious tradition."
Sections include Teaching ; Research ; Books.

Muslims in China and South-East Asia
Sections include: Islam in China ; China's Islamic Connection ; Islam in Peninsular Malaysia.
By Dr. A. Zahoor

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