Jinghao ZHOU

Historical illustration of worship of Heaven and Earth at New Year. Ancestral religion during imperial China involved worshipping ancestors as well as four types of gods: heavenly gods, earthly gods, human spirits, and material gods. Correspondingly, it sanctioned four types of worship: of heaven, of land (Earth), of ancestors, and of grain. The Chinese people believed that their dead ancestors were still alive in heaven and had the power to bring harm

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:42-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Religion, Religion or Philosophy, Values and Worldview|Comments Off on Religious Practice, Historical (Shǐshàng zōngjiào huódòng 史上宗教活动)|Shǐshàng zōngjiào huódòng 史上宗教活动 (Religious Practice, Historical)

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