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    DescriptionThe ancient Chinese are said to have three doctrines: Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism, with Christianity and Islam arriving only in the 7th century A.D. Laozi, according to tradition, was the 6th century B.C. Chinese philosopher who wrote the Tao Te Ching of Taoism. Confucius (551-479) taught morality. His philosophy became important during the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D.220). Herbert A Giles (1845-1935), a British Sinologist who modified the Roman version of Chinese characters, says although it is often counted as a religion of China, Confucianism is not a religion, but a system of social and political morality. The Indian emperor Ashoka sent Buddhist missionaries to China in the third century B.C.

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    Religions of Ancient China
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    By (author) Herbert A Giles
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 66
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 177 g
    ISBN 13: 9781489525185
    ISBN 10: 1489525181

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    Abridged Dewey: 291
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: HRK
    LC classification: BL
    BIC subject category V2: GB
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: REL024000, REF000000
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    21 May 2013
    Author Information
    Herbert Allen Giles; 8 December 1845 - 13 February 1935) was a British diplomat, Sinologist, and professor of Chinese. Giles was educated at Charterhouse School before becoming a British diplomat in China. He modified a Mandarin Chinese Romanization system earlier established by Thomas Wade, resulting in the widely known Wade-Giles Chinese romanization system. Among his many works were translations of Confucius, Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, and in 1892 the first widely published Chinese-English dictionary.