Confucianism, Taoism, and Shintoism: A Comparative Analysis

Confucianism, Taoism, and Shintoism: A Comparative Analysis
The following can be said about the differences among Confucianism, Taoism, and Shintoism.
Confucianism is said to be founded by Confucius; Taoism was founded by Lao Zi (or Lao Tzu); while Shintoism has no clear founder.
Shintoism is understandably predominant in Japan; Taoism is popular in China; while Confucianism is important to both China and Korea. Taiwan has Taoism as its main tradition.
Shintoism remains fairly pure and resilient in Japan, its homeland. In Singapore, Shinto is relatively non-existent despite a sizeable Japanese community.
Taoism and Confucianism did not remain exclusive in China and they have assumed various forms in outside its homeland, such as in Taiwan, Macau, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand.
In Singapore, Taoism is solid as one of the government recognized faiths, and Confucianism, as well, has propagated in many communities in the land ... continue reading

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