Definitions of terms related to Chinese Traditional Religion.
This glossary of Chinese Traditional Religion provides definitions of terms related to Chinese Traditional Religion, with links to full articles where available.
- jiao (chiao)
- "teaching" or "religion." Generally refers to a religion, but the word only acquired this meaning around 1900 and does not always mean "religion." The original and literal meaning is "teaching."
- "three teachings." Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. The phrase originated in 9th-century China.
- Chinese place-god
- (Chinese, "principle-teaching.") Religion. Term introduced to China in the late 19th century in the context of Buddhism.