FC: Confucianism, Taoism, Shintoism
1: Taoism Origin in China, 551-479 BCE by Loa Tzu | Confucius Origin China 500 BCE by Confucius | Shintoism Origin Japan 800 A.D by Shinto
2: Distribution of Confucianism -China, Korea, Japan, Singapore, and Vietnam -Mainly associated with Asians but some non-Asians in the west | Distribution of Taoism -Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, Oceania, and Eurasia -Distributed throughout the world, but in very small numbers | Distribution of Shintoism -Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, Oceania, and Eurasia -Remained a religion of Japanese | World Distribution
3: Diffusion of religon | SHINTOISM :Solely from Asia but is only practiced in Japan | TAOISM: Only practiced in China | CONFUCIANISM: Also only practiced in china OVER POWERING the TAOIST belief and practice
4: Basic Beliefs | Taoism - A way of thinking | Shintoism : polytheistic based on their Kami | Confucianism - Monotheistic; believe in one god but no afterlife(heaven/Hell
5: Confucianism Rituals -2 types: within family life and within the community and government -Respects for elders or sacrifices in the temple | Shintoism Rituals -Deeply connected with agriculture (rice farming) -Shinto priests perform exorcism and purification rituals | Taoism Rituals -2 types: funeral or periodic rites behalf of ancestors and rites behalf of local communities -Rituals are colorful, filled with music, elaborate dances, and stylized movements
6: Customs | Customs | Taoism: Celebrations: monks in fine robes, sacrificing. | Shintoism: Go to shrines and participate in festivals | Confucianism: There are not many customs (in general)
7: Shintoism Calendar -Solar calendar -New Years -Coming of Age -Doll Festival -Equinox Day -Boys Festival | Confucianism Calendar -Lunar calendar -Chinese New Year -Honor of the Dead -Dragon Boat Festival -Moon Festival | Taoism Calendar -Solar calendar -Vernal Equinox -Day of Awakening -Day of Nature -Autumnal Equinox
8: Confucianism Holy Place -Largest and most important temple is the Temple of Confucius -Home altar and the village | Taoism Holy Place - Kiangi and many holy mountains -5 mountains: Tai Shan, Heng Shan Bei, Hua Shan, Heng Shan Nan, and Song Sten | Shintoism Holy Place -A shrine where they pray their respects to Kami (God) -Small shrines at home to ward off evil spirits
9: Taoism Architecture:Palace like Temples, Ordinary Temples or Huts/ Caves | Shintoism Architecture: Many parts in architect. Ex. Mall Hall/Offering hall | Confucianism Architecture: Consist of two courtyards-> East Side for worship and hall ofGreat Attainment. West for confucian academy
10: Taoism: IMPACT on: Art and Spiritual Preference(RuNNIN CHiNA(town jk)) | Shintoism: IMPACT in JApAN | Confucianism: mostly IMPACT:Korea CHiNA | LANDSCAPE!!!
11: Books | Toaism Toa-te-Ching Ling Poa Ching Tai-ping-Ching | Confucianism Luan yu Chung yung Meng Tzu | Shintoism Kojik Nihongi Nihon Shoki
12: SYMBOLSSSS | Taoism | Shintoism | Confucianism
13: Conflicts | During the communist reign over China Toaists were prevented from practicing their religion. overruled by Confucianism.