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Why Chinese Thought on Religious Diversity Is Important

  • Judith A. Berling

Abstract

This volume begins by addressing the perennial question that haunts every academic endeavor: So what? Why should we address this topic? How will it contribute to human learning and reflection?

Keywords

Chinese Culture Song Dynasty Religious Diversity Ritual Practice Religious Thought 
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Notes

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