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Religion of Ancient Origin: Taoism

Year 11 SOR

Finding Resources in Oliver

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS..

Religion Facts

Taoism emphasizes spiritual harmony within the individual, complementing Confucianism's focus on social duty. The two great Chinese belief systems were founded at about the same time and continue to exist side-by-side in today's China.

Taoism in Brief

Taoism, also known as Daoism, is an indigenous Chinese religion often associated with the Daode jing (Tao Te Ching), a philosophical and political text purportedly written by Laozi (Lao Tzu) sometime in the 3rd or 4th centuries B.C.E. 

Motions of the Tao

This colourful documentary examines the traditional Taoist practices taught by Fung Loy Kok. The programme explores how Taoist spirituality is rooted in the cultivation of health through the transformation of the body, mind and spirit. 

Chinese Religions

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Taoism Beliefs

Taoist Society of Australia

BBC Religion

Taoism is an ancient tradition of philosophy and religious belief that is deeply rooted in Chinese customs and worldview.Taoist ideas have become popular throughout the world through Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, and various martial arts.

Ancient History Encyclopaedia

Taoism (also known as Daoism) is a Chinese philosophy attributed to Lao Tzu (c. 500 BCE) which contributed to the folk religion of the people primarily in the rural areas of China and became the official religion of the country under the Tang Dynasty.