Study Questions and Vocabulary: Atheism

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Character Pinyin English
无神论 wúshénlùn atheism (N)
宗教 zōngjiào religion (N)
中国共产党 zhōngguó gòngchǎndǎng Chinese Communist Party (PN)
儒学 rúxué Confucianism (PN)
佛教 fójiào Buddhism (PN)
崇拜 chóngbài to worship (V)
非宗教 fēizōngjiào secular (Adj.)
社会达尔文主义 shèhuì dá’ěrwén zhǔyì Social Darwinism (PN)
民族主义 mínzúzhǔyì nationalism(N)
社会主义 shèhuìzhǔyì socialism (N)
共产主义 gòngchǎnzhǔyì communism (N)
知识分子 zhīshifènzǐ intelligentsia/intellectual (N)
道教 dàojiào Daoism (PN)
伊斯兰教 yīsīlánjiào Islam (PN)
基督教 jīdūjiào Christianity (PN)
迷信 míxìn superstition (N)
民国 mínguó Republic of China (1912-1949) (PN)
寺庙 sìmiào temple/shrine (N)
五四运动 wǔsì yùndòng May Fourth Movement (PN)
保守主义 bǎoshǒuzhǔyì conservatism (N)
帝国主义 dìguózhǔyì imperialism (N)
国民党 guómíndǎng Guomindang/Nationalist Party(PN)
三民主义 sānmínzhǔyì Three Principles of the People (PN)
马克思主义 mǎkèsīzhǔyì Marxism (PN)
信仰 xìnyǎng to believe in (a religion) (V)
天主教 tiānzhǔjiào Catholicism (PN)
新教 xīnjiào Protestantism (PN)
文化大革命 wénhuà dàgémìng Cultural Revolution (PN)
四旧 sìjiù the Four Olds (PN)
法轮功 fǎlún gōng Falun Gong (PN)

Study Questions

  • The Chinese Communist Party is officially atheistic. Why might atheism be an effective government policy?
  • Does religion threaten government power? Why or why not?
  • What have been the results of the ambiguous rights of religious freedom in the CCP constitution?
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