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Glossary of 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.