Religion and Beliefs in China

The following articles aim to give an introduction to the three key religions of China: Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. They are by no means expert or exhaustive explanations, but are instead intended to augment the sightseeing experience for travelers to China.


Buddhism in China
As one of the world’s major religions and the most influential religion in China, a basic understanding of Buddhism will enrich any visit to China. Buddhism came to China as early as the 1st Century AD. Read More…




Confucianism in China
Confucianism is a system of ethics and order based on the teachings of Confucius, a philosopher who lived in the 6th Century BC. Confucianism emphasizes set roles in human relationships. Read More…




Taoism in China
Taoism has a history of around 2500 years, though it first started to emerge as an organized religion in the 2nd Century AD. The central idea of the faith is achieving unity with ‘Tao’. Read More…