Tiandao (Chinese :天道; pinyin :Tiāndào; literally: "Way of Heaven"; Vietnamese: Thiên Đạo, Japanese: Tendō ) is a Chinese word used in many philosophical and religious contexts in China and the Sinosphere. It can also refer specifically to:
Chinese is a group of related, but in many cases not mutually intelligible, language varieties, forming the Sinitic branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. Chinese is spoken by the Han majority and many minority ethnic groups in China. About 1.2 billion people speak some form of Chinese as their first language.
Hanyu Pinyin, often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese in mainland China and to some extent in Taiwan. It is often used to teach Standard Mandarin Chinese, which is normally written using Chinese characters. The system includes four diacritics denoting tones. Pinyin without tone marks is used to spell Chinese names and words in languages written with the Latin alphabet, and also in certain computer input methods to enter Chinese characters.
The "East Asian cultural sphere" or "Sinosphere" are the countries and regions in East Asia that were historically influenced by the Chinese culture. Other names for the concept include the Sinic world, the Confucian world, the Taoist world, and the Chinese cultural sphere, though the last is also used to refer particularly to the Sinophone world: the areas which speak varieties of Chinese.
The Xiantiandao, also simply Tiandao is one of the most productive currents of Chinese folk religious sects such as the White Lotus Sect, characterised by representing the principle of divinity as feminine and by a concern for salvation of mankind.
Yiguandao, meaning the Consistent Way or Persistent Way, is a Chinese folk religious sect that emerged from the Xiantiandao tradition in the late 19th century, in Shandong, to become China's most important redemptive society in the 1930s and 1940s, especially during the Japanese invasion. In the 1930s Yiguandao spread rapidly throughout China led by Zhang Tianran, who is the eighteenth patriarch of the Xiantiandao lineage, among thousands of other movements that thrived since the collapse of the Qing dynasty in 1911.
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Mou Zongsan was a Chinese New Confucian philosopher. He was born in Shandong province and graduated from Peking University. In 1949 he moved to Taiwan and later to Hong Kong, and he remained outside of mainland China for the rest of his life. His thought was heavily influenced by Immanuel Kant, whose three Critiques he translated, possibly first, into Chinese, and above all by Tiantai Buddhist philosophy.
"A Manifesto for a Re-appraisal of Sinology and Reconstruction of Chinese Culture" is an essay originally published in China and Taiwan in 1958. The essay's collective authors included Carsun Chang, Tang Chun-I, Mou Tsung-san, and Hsu Fo-kuan, all “New Confucianism” scholars and notable students of Xiong Shili.
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Religion in Japan is dominated by Shinto and by Buddhism. According to surveys carried out in 2006 and 2008, less than 40% of the population of Japan identifies with an organized religion: around 35% are Buddhists, 3% to 4% are members of Shinto sects and derived religions, and from fewer than 1% to 2.3% are Christians.
Naginatajutsu is the Japanese martial art of wielding the naginata (長刀). This is a weapon resembling the medieval European glaive. Most naginatajutsu practiced today is in a modernized form, a gendai budō, in which competitions also are held.
Tendō is a city located in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. As of October 2015, the city had an estimated population of 61,781, and a population density of 547 persons per km2. The total area is 113.01 square kilometres.
In religious studies, an ethnic religion is a religion associated with a particular ethnic group. Ethnic religions are often distinguished from universal religions which claim to not be limited in ethnic or national scope, such as Christianity, Islam, Buddhism. Ethnic religions are not only independent religions. Some localised denominations of global religions are practised solely by certain ethnic groups. For example, the Assyrians have a unique denominational structure of Christianity known as the Assyrian Church of the East.
DoCo is a pop group composed of five female Ranma ½ voice actresses. The performances are done in-character. DoCo has released three albums: DoCo★First, DoCo☆Second, and DoCo Original Karaoke. Some of the songs were translated and performed in English by DoCo U.S.A., the corresponding English language voice actors. Some of their songs were used as the opening and ending themes for the Ranma ½ OVA, as well as in music videos that accompanied the OVAs. A few songs also appear on various Ranma ½ musical albums.
Tendō-ryū (天道流), also known as Tendō-ryū naginatajutsu (天道流長刀術), is a koryū founded in 1582 by Saito Hangan Denkibo Katsuhide. Current headmaster is 17th sōke Kimura Yasuko.
Tendō Station is a railway station in Tendō, Yamagata, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company.
ND Soft Stadium Yamagata (NDソフトスタジアム山形) is a multi-purpose stadium in Tendo, Yamagata, Japan. It is currently used mostly for football matches. It serves as a home ground of Montedio Yamagata. The stadium holds 20,315 people and was built in 1991.
Tendō or tendo can refer to:
Tendō Domain was a feudal domain in Edo period Japan, located in Dewa Province, Japan. It was centered in what is now the city of Tendō, Yamagata. Tendō was ruled by the tozama Oda clan, direct descendants of the famed Oda Nobunaga, throughout its history. Although styled with the honorific of "castle", the clan residence was in fact a jin'ya, or fortified house.
Linluo Township is a rural township in Pingtung County, Taiwan. It has a population total of 11,313 and an area of 16.26 square kilometres (6.28 sq mi).
Black Bullet is a Japanese light novel series written by Shiden Kanzaki and illustrated by Saki Ukai, published under ASCII Media Works's Dengeki Bunko imprint. The series began publication on July 10, 2011, and 7 volumes have been published as of April 2014. A manga series began serialization on August 27, 2012 in ASCII Media Works's Dengeki Maoh. An anime adaptation by Kinema Citrus and Orange was announced at Dengeki Bunko's Autumn Festival 2013 on October 6, 2013. It aired from April 8, 2014 to July 1, 2014, and was simulcast outside Japan by Crunchyroll. The Black Bullet franchise was localized in three countries by several companies: the anime was licensed by Sentai Filmworks for North America, Animatsu Entertainment for the United Kingdom, and Hanabee for Australia. Both the manga and light novel series are published in North America by Yen Press.
Chinese salvationist religions or Chinese folk religious sects are a Chinese religious tradition characterised by a concern for salvation of the person and the society. They are distinguished by egalitarianism, a founding charismatic person often informed by a divine revelation, a specific theology written in holy texts, a millenarian eschatology and a voluntary path of salvation, an embodied experience of the numinous through healing and self-cultivation, and an expansive orientation through evangelism and philanthropy.
The Holy Dragon Flower Church of the Heart-bound Heavenly Way, also known simply as Yixin Tiandao, Yizhendao or the Holy Church of the One Truth, or Changmaodao, is a Chinese folk religious sect part of the Xiantiandao tradition.
Tendō-Minami Station is a railway station on the Ōu Main Line in Tendō, Yamagata, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company.