Syncretism is a common feature of East Asian religions, often making it difficult to recognise individual faiths. Further complications arise from the inconsistent use of many terms. " Tao religion" is often used for Taoism itself, as well as being used for many Taobased new religious movements.
East Asian Religion. each of which draws upon the unusually deep resources provided by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures as well as the Department of Religion at Columbia. First, students are given extensive training in the cultural, linguistic and textual traditions relevant to their areas of research.
Religious Demographics of Southeast Asia With about 240 million adherents, Islam is the most prevalent religion in Southeast Asia. A Buddhist temple in Thailand.