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History of World Religions: Eastern Religions

This research Guide was originally created for Karin Gedge's History 650, 651, and 652 capstone courses in World Religion. It highlights useful databases and websites with primary source religion materials.

Eastern Religions Defined

At the risk of being very Eurocentric, Eastern Religions are those religions historically associated with the Eastern Hemisphere.  This includes Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, to name a few.

Eastern Religion Websites

Below is a list of useful websites for traditionally Eastern Religions.  Many of the links are to research guides similar to this one at other universities or colleges so you may not have access to their databases but you can request materials like books and journal articles via Interlibary Loan.

I have indicated under each link which Religion(s) are represented in the website.

Buddhist Websites

Hinduism Websites

Taoism Primary Sources

Subject Guide

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