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34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Chinese world 2020 Abraham, Greg. "Gnota " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 177. "'I wonder what'll happen when the Germans go broke . . . I hear the Austral-Chinese are building colonies of their own...' "
Chinese world 2021 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Chronoliths. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 31. Pg. 31: Chinese; Pg. 50: Beijing; Pg. 53: "cut-rate Chinese and Taiwanese biochemical imports "; Pg. 103, 126: China [multiple other refs., not in DB, e.g., pg. 216-218, 225-226, 231.]
Chinese world 2024 Clarke, Arthur C. & Mike McQuay. Richter 10. New York: Bantam (1996) Book jacket: "Now he's thirty-seven, an expert seismologist with a fierce hatred for earthquakes. He's developed a unique theory of quake prediction, determined to protect people from the fate of his parents. But in a world run by Chinese-held corporations and an America split along racial and religious lines, there are those who don't want him to succeed. "
Chinese world 2025 Chang, Glenn. "In the Blood " in The Edge of Space. New York: Elsevier/Nelson Books (1979); pg. 78. Pg. 77-78: "'...Now the Asian borders are closed, no one knows what happened after that first big blowup between the Russians and the Chinese, what's going on today...' "; Pg. 86: "Then in the fall of that year the Russo-Chinese War began. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Chinese world 2025 Cool, Tom. Infectress. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 36. Pg. 36: "'Depends. Sometimes, the Japanese social club called the Yakuza. And then there's your fun-loving Jamaican posses. Or your Sicilians. The Chinese, the triads. Colombians, the cartels...' ";

Pg. 205: "'Worst case scenario?' General Poole asked.

'People's Republic of China. Suddenly, the most advanced nation on Earth.' " [Pg. 88-89, 100.]

Chinese world 2025 Gunn, James E. The Listeners. New York: Signet (1974; c. 1972); pg. 22. "When MacDonald cooked, it was something exotic--French, perhaps, or Italian, or Chinese... "
Chinese world 2025 Stapledon, Olaf. Last and First Men. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc. (1988; first published 1930); pg. 35. [Year is estimated.] "After the eclipse of Europe, the allegiance of men gradually crystallized into two great national or racial sentiments, the Americans and the Chinese. " [There is a great deal of material detailing this development. Other refs. not in DB.]
Chinese world 2025 Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 307. Pg. 307: "The guard is Chinese but speaks a bit of English. "; Pg. 309: "...just more Chinese Refus in baggy clothes... Most of the Chinese have their eyes on the mud in front of their feet, and their minds on something else. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Chinese world 2029 Quick, William T. Planet of the Apes. New York: HarperCollins (2001); pg. 12. "what looked like a million Chinese troops wheeling rigidly past a reviewing stand on which a smiling Mao Zedong waved cheerfully... "
Chinese world 2030 Jablokov, Alexander. Nimbus. New York: Avon Books (1993); pg. 165. "The guards inclined their heads at us and waved us through. They were recent immigrants from various Chinese republics, kingdoms, domains, warlordships, commanderies, hegemonies. Most of them spoke no English. The other club employees communicated with them via a device which turned spoken English into flowing ideograms in the air. Their dialects of Chinese were mutually unintelligible by sound so they used the same device to speak with each other, since the written form was always the same. Some of them sat on the floor in a corner, eating rice from small bowls, spinning ideograms in the air above them marking some fierce argument. " [Also pg. 172.]
Chinese world 2030 Janks, Gregory. "The One-Eyed Man " in Writers of the Future: Volume XV (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1999); pg. 101. "Honorable Yang crinkles her face to sternness and faces Joyce. 'Walter Joyce,' she says, 'you are changed under penal code 274...' " [The judge, frequently mentioned in this trial story, is Chinese. Other refs. not in DB. Other Chinese names: Investigator Chu and possibly Bradley Mo.]
Chinese world 2030 Miller, Jr., Walter M. "The Darfsteller " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1955); pg. 61. "'I guess there'll always be a sucker to rerun this particular race.'

'Race?' Thorny gathered a slow frown.

'Yeah. Last century [1900s] it was between a Chinese abacus operator and an IBM machine. They really had a race, you know.'

'Now see here--'

'And the century before that, it was between a long-hand secretary and a typewriting machine.'

'If you came here to--'

'And before that, the hand-weavers and the automatic looms... Break up the looms, smash the machines, picket the offices with typewriters, keep adding machines out of China! But then what? Try to be a better tool than a tool?' "

Chinese world 2035 Asimov, Isaac. "The Evitable Conflict " in The Complete Robot. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1982; c. 1950); pg. 453. "The Eastern Region: a-Area: 7,500,000 square miles; b-Population: 1,700,000,000; c-Capital: Shanghai

Ching Hso-lin's great grandfather had been killed in the Japanese invasion of the old Chinese Republic... The red boundary that marked the Eastern Region swept within its grand confines all that had once been China, India, Burma, Indo-China, and Indonesia... " [Other refs., not in DB.]

Chinese world 2040 Bova, Ben. Moonrise. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 389. "'The Chinese believe that if you save a man's life, you are responsible for him ever afterward,' he said gloomily. 'I have the feeling that you are going to find many things for me to do.'

Doug laughed. 'I'm not Chinese. But I do want your help on this.' "

Chinese world 2040 Pohl, Frederik. Man Plus. New York: Random House (1976); pg. 36. "For example, not one word was said about two Chinese gentlemen on a mission in Australia... War with China? Well, let's see... " [Other references to Chinese, not in DB.]
Chinese world 2046 Bear, Greg. Eternity. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 79. "'I've been in town,' she called out in Chinese... Then, in Chinese, she asked Lanier, 'Who is this man?'

In Chinese, Lanier responded... " [Some other minor refs., not in DB.]

Chinese world 2047 Bear, Greg. Queen of Angels. New York: Warner Books (1994; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 81. "Our telescopes confirmed the existence of planets much larger than Earth around distant stars; we could not know whether any Earth sized planets existed, but our instincts told us they did, and in 2017, five nations, headed by the young technological giant China, decided to build the first interstellar probe. Reluctantly, the United States was persuaded to join, making six, and contributed its own considerable expertise in space to the project. Build in orbit around the Earth using the largest Chinese orbital platform Golden Dawn as a base, AXIS, the Automated eXplorer of Interstellar Space, came to life... "
Chinese world 2050 Bova, Ben. "Sam's War " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1994); pg. 59. -
Chinese world 2050 Bova, Ben. Moonwar. New York: Avon Books (1998); pg. 123. "He was a smiling, plump, golden-skinned Chinese with many chins and rolls of fat showing at the open-necked collar of his short-sleeved Peacekeeper tunic. Joanna thought he might have been the model for statues of the happy Buddha that she had seen in gift shops. He spoke with a cultivated British accent, which sounded very strange coming from his round, almond-eyed Chinese face. " [Other refs. to this character, not in DB.]
Chinese world 2050 Ellison, Harlan. "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream " in A Pocketful of Stars (Damon Knight, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1971; c. 1967); pg. 103. "'There was the Chinese AM and the Russian AM and the Yankee AM and--' " [More. 'AM' here first meant Allied Mastercomputer, then Adaptive Manipulator, then Aggressive Menace.]
Chinese world 2050 May, Paula. "Prosthetic Lady " in Writers of the Future: Volume V (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1989); pg. 225. [Year estimated.] "Only half the Chinese infantry carried weapons, and those were antiques. the enemy didn't stand a chance... Something like a hundred thousand Russians, Chinese and Indians came across in the north under cover of the battle, while unaccounted numbers of South Americans... "
Chinese world 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 102. "Now Chinese people used it to thank each other at the dinner table. From time to time, Judge Fang caught himself doing it, and thought about what a peculiar thing it was to be Chinese in a world without an Emperor. " [Many other refs. to Chinese people and culture in this book. In fact, this appears to be the central ethnic/national group in book. Other refs. not in DB.]
Chinese world 2060 Russell, Mary Doria. The Sparrow. New York: Ballantine (1996); pg. 210. "'Like binding the feet of aristocratic Chinese women.' "
Chinese world 2065 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Pacific Edge. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 121. [his novel mostly takes place in Orange County, California.] Pg. 121: "Instead he wandered around looking at the prints on the walls, Chinese landscape paintings in the Ming dynasty style, gold on green and blue. "; Pg. 128: "'I love Chinese landscaping.' "; Pg. 152: "Jody dialed up music, Chinese harps and low flute tones, whistling over the sound of the wind. "; Pg. 154: "Flute and Chinese harp, and the wind in the trees, served as soundtrack... "; Pg. 155: "weird Chinese music... "; Pg. 199: "'The Chinese are using Hong Kong to generate money--they overlook all kinds of black conglomerates there, even though... Then the Chinese zap them for a good bit of whatever project they make.' "; Pg. 310: "looking like a Chinese lantern. "
Chinese world 2069 Clarke, Arthur C. The Fountains of Paradise. New York: Ballantine (1980; 1st ed. 1978); pg. 83. "It was obvious from its first messages that Starglider understood the meaning of several thousand basic English and Chinese words, which it may have deduced from an analysis of television, radio... On the principle that it was better to give too much than too little, as soon as contact was established, Starglider was presented with the Oxford English Dictionary, the Great Chinese Dictionary (Mandarin edition), and the Encyclopaedia Terrae. "
Chinese world 2075 Herbert, Frank & Brian Herbert. Man of Two Worlds. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1986); pg. 87. Pg. 87: "The towbar rested on a jade green inflatable Chinese dog. Six fat robots painted and dressed in gold-thread brocade like ancient mandarins stood beside the towbar. "; Pg. 165: "'Okay. We'd better alert our bureaus on the other planets. France and China are fully mobilized along their common borders on other areas of the solar system.' "; Pg. 200: "'I was about to suggest we send one of your cameras to the front. But these new Chinese missiles often go out of control, killing more of their own troops than ours. And there are so many more of the enemy...' " [More here, pg. 180-181, 190, 194, 199-200, 215, 222-223, etc.]
Chinese world 2075 Herbert, Frank & Brian Herbert. Man of Two Worlds. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1986); pg. 255. "Chinese population controls of the last century contributed to this crisis. With more than forty percent of their people over age sixty-five and millions of one-child families, it was inevitable the new generation would throw off restrictions and compete in the breeding arena. They were only temporarily delayed by a ratio of 3.4 males to every female, an imbalance due mostly to earlier female infanticide. They met this by drastic measures such as outlawing abortions, economic benefits for live births, forced female immigration from neighbor countries, a law permitting divorce on grounds of infertility, and Assignation Bureaus to spread pornography and promote casual liaisons. "
Chinese world 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 163. "The picture about him wavered and faded... the Animation had changed it. Maybe the legendary Chinese artist--what was his name?--had been able to enter his own realistic painting and disappear from the mundane world, but very few others had acquired such status! "
Chinese world 2080 Dick, Philip K. The Crack in Space. New York: Ace Books (1966); pg. 128. "What'll we do, then, Sal asked himself, when our people and the Pekes begin to interbreed? Do you want your daughter to marry a Peke? he asked himself fiercely. Now the Ku Klux Klanners really have their job cut out for them. " ['Pekes' may be used here as a slang term for Chinese. Other refs., not in DB.]
Chinese world 2082 Haldeman, Joe. Buying Time. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1989); pg. 35. Pg. 35: "'No. The committee is the last of the Chinese boxes.' "; Pg. 45: "He was unable to read either Japanese or Chinese, in both of which he had been fluent, and could speak only a few phrases. "
Chinese world 2100 Asimov, Isaac. The Gods Themselves. Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Crest (1973; c. 1972); pg. 60. "Joshua Chen was universally unpopular and anyone who dealt with him was in bad odor at once with almost every corner of the Establishment. Chen was a one-man revolutionary whose single voice could somehow always be heard... Now he sat there, his broad cheekbones and round face bearing evidence of the approximately three-quarters admixture of Chinese ancestry. " [Many refs. to this important character, but not to his ancestry or to Chinese culture.]
Chinese world 2100 Pohl, Frederik. Gateway. New York: St. Martin's Press (1977); pg. 22. "The Russians were suspicious of the Chinese, the Chinese were suspicious of the Russians... " [Other references to Chinese in book, most not in DB.]
Chinese world 2100 van Vogt, A. E. Slan. New York: Simon & Schuster/Berkley (1975; C. 1968); pg. 54. "At one time--so she had heard--China had been heavily populated. The story was that a series of bloody wars had long ago decimated the more densely inhabited areas. These wars, it seemed, were definitely not of slan origin. It was only in the last hundred years that the slans had turned their attention to babies of Chinese and other Eastern origin--and so turned against them people who had hitherto tolerated the slans' existence. "
Chinese world 2100 Waldrop, Howard. "...the World, as we Know 't " (published 1982) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 499. [Year estimated.] "'All gone,' he said at last.

'The buffalo. The Indians,' said Margurite.

'The Chinese. The bold Russians. The Turks,' said Hampton "

Chinese world 2106 May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 58. "An ethnic assay of the travelers showed significant numbers of Anglo-Saons, Celts, Germans, Slavs, Latins, Native Americans, Arabs, Turks and other Central Asiatics, and Japanese... Inuit and Polynesian peoples were attracted by the Pliocene world; Chinese and Indo-Dravidians were not. "
Chinese world 2125 Anderson, Poul. Harvest of Stars. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 16. "'The family's been over here for a couple of hundred years, genes were getting pretty diluted, but when the refugees arrived in Jihad times, some were ethnic Chinese from Southeast Asia and three or four of them married into my lineage. Since then, bueno you know how people tend to stick close to those they know and can trust--endogamy's gotten common--' "
Chinese world 2179 Sawyer, Robert J. Golden Fleece. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 95. "Then Lao-Tsing, smaller than the rest, but her words, in Mandarin, just as tall: 'The will of the people can bend iron.' "
Chinese world 2182 Cowper, Richard. "Out There Where the Big Ships Go " in The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: 24th Series (Edward L. Ferman, ed.) New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1982); pg. 132. "The Japanese... were the first to become enmeshed in the infinite subtleties of The Game... The Russians and Chinese were quick to follow. "
Chinese world 2200 Arnason, Eleanor. A Woman of the Iron People. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1991); pg. 225. "My family had been in the West too long. I would never really understand the Chinese. "
Chinese world 2237 Butler, Octavia E. Dawn. New York: Warner Books (1997; c. 1987); pg. 121. "Joseph Li-Chin Shing. A widower whose wife had died before the war... He was forty years old, a small man, once an engineer, a citizen of Canada, born in Hong Kong... " [Much more about this character, not in DB, but no refs. to his ethnicity by name.]
Chinese world 2269 Cox, Greg. Assignment: Eternity (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 59. "Nevertheless, Mr. Seven and Miss Lincoln have been linked to a number of significant incidents, including the averted assassination of Chairman Mao Tse-tung at the Great Wall of China... "
Chinese world 2287 Bonanno, Margaret Wander. Probe (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1992); pg. 213. "Spock has produced an interest analogy. In some Earth languages, such as Mandarin Chinese, words superficially identical have different meanings dependent not only on inflection and relative pitch but on the harmonic and subharmonic content as well. "
Chinese world 2437 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 151. "Y'ang-Yeovil signaled microscopically. His crew on the stairs began photography and recording the interviews without ceasing, its pimping and whoring. The Secret Speech of the Intelligence Tong of the Inner Planets, Armed Forces wigwagged around Foyle and Robin... It was the ancient Chinese sign language of eyelids, eyebrows, fingertips, and infinitesimal body motions. "
Chinese world 2500 Boulle, Pierre. Planet of the Apes. New York: Ballantine (2001; c. 1963). Translated by Xan Fielding.; pg. 22. "I clasped my hands in as friendly a manner as possible, bowing at the same time, rather like the Chinese. "
Chinese world 3000 Charnas, Suzy McKee. Walk to the End of the World. New York: Ballantine (1974); pg. 112. "...names of the Dirties... they were easily distinguishable from true men: 'Reds, Blacks, Browns, Kinks; Gooks, Dagos, Greasers, Chinks; Ragheads, Niggas, Kites, Dinks . . .' "
Chinese world 3001 Clarke, Arthur C. 3001: The Final Odyssey. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 139. Pg. 139: "'...It could have worked out quite differently . . . if, for example, the Greeks or the Chinese had regarded machines as something more than toys.' "; Pg. 155: "ill-fate Chinese ships "
Chinese traditional religion Brunei 2035 Sterling, Bruce. "Green Days in Brunei " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1985); pg. 332. "McGinty, like many of his generation, had never had children. Now in retirement he seemed content to shepherd these older folk, plying them with megavitamins and morning Tai Chi exercises "
Chinese traditional religion Brunei 2035 Sterling, Bruce. "Green Days in Brunei " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1985); pg. 340. "But then word had come of his father's death. His father's antique Maserati had slammed head-on into an automated semi-trailer rig. Turner and his brother had attended the cremation in a drizzling Vancouver rain. They put the asheson the family alter and knelt before little gray ribbons of incense smoke. Nobody said much. They didn't talk about Dad's drinking. Grandfather wouldn't have liked it. "
Chinese traditional religion California: San Francisco 1955 Dick, Philip K. The Broken Bubble. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 86. "'I want to show you something. It's a present.' Opening her purse, she lifted forth a small tissue-paper package. 'For Bob. I got it in Chinatown.' She unwrapped a deity figure which he had seen many, many times. 'It's a god. It brings luck . . .' She ran a nail across the stomach of the deity. 'What do you think of it.'

He had to tell her it was trash.

'Oh,' she said. "

Chinese traditional religion China -1500 B.C.E. O'Brien, Fitz-James. "The Dragon Fang Possessed by the Conjurer Piou-Lu " in Dragon Tales (Isaac Asimov, ed.) New York: Ballantine (1982); pg. 109. "'...and the great Chinese nation toils in its rice-fields to gild their palaces, and fill their seraglios... But I, Tien-te, the Heavenly Emperor of this Central Land, will ordain it otherwise, and hurl the false Dragon from this throne; for it is written in the Book of Prognostics, a copy of which was brought to me on the wings of a yellow serpent, that the dynasty of Han shall rule once more, and the Tartar wolves perish miserably out of the Light of Flowers.' " [Many other refs., not in DB.]
Chinese traditional religion China 19 C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Boat of a Million Years. New York: Tor (1989); pg. 22-23. "'...He preaches the Tao, and his virtue appears to have brought him great longevity.'...

Ts'ai Li narrowed his eyes. 'We know about charlatans,' he said. 'We also know about ordinary wu, folk magicians, honest enough but illiterate and superstitious. Indeed, their beliefs and practices have seeped into the once pure teachings of Lao-Tzu. This is unfortunate.'

'Does not the court follow, instead, the precepts of the great K'ung Fu-tze?'

'Certainly. Yet--wisdom and strength grow scarce...

Ts'ai Li's tone grew earnest. 'Please consider. It is now ten years since glorious Wang Mang received the Mandate of Heaven. " [Book has man other references to Chinese traditional religion, not in DB.]

Chinese traditional religion China 1997 Watson, Ian. God's World. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (this ed. 1990; copyright 1979); pg. 28-29. "The year 1997... As the world spun on its course that Easter Day a whole series of manifestations came and went... Even in China an ancient warrior figure coalesced out of light in the Square of Heavenly Peace and fired arrows of light towards the horizon. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Chinese traditional religion China 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 302-303. "Nearby, according to ancient records, was also buried under a great mound of a detailed model of the nation of China in 210 B.C., with every temple and pagoda meticulously represented... Xi had unearthed a contemporary account that described a great dome the Emperor had commissioned to overarch this miniature realm, called, like the real one, the Celestial Kingdom. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Chinese traditional religion China 2000 Anderson, Poul. Genesis. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 58. "The peace and refinement of Heian Japan gave way to incessant struggle between clans and war lords. In China, dynasty after dynasty claimed the Mandate of Heaven and eventually, bloodily lost it. "
Chinese traditional religion China 2019 Burton, Levar. Aftermath. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 32. "Jacob was only a boy, living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, when the elders told him how, long ago, the Great Spirit had gathered together the four races of man, giving each a responsibility known as the Guardianship. To the red people He gave the Guardianship of the Earth, bestowing upon them the sacred knowledge of plants, minerals and animals. To the yellow race He gave the Guardianship of the Wind, teaching them about the sky and how to draw air within their bodies for spiritual advancement. Chinese monks, their lives spent in ancient monasteries, still relied on those teachings in their daily meditations. "
Chinese traditional religion galaxy 2370 Johnson, Kij & Greg Cox. Dragon's Honor (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 35. "'...honor to go by the name Mu, granted to his grandfather a hundred summers ago after the unfortunate incident involving the tan shui. Please convey to your exalted captain my lowly salutations and devout wishes for his pleasure and satisfaction on Pai, Throneworld of the Empire, Jewel of the Solar System, Pride of the Nebula, Heavenly Treasure of the Universe, Principality of the Dragon-Heir, and Divine First Residence of the Revered and Illustrious Dragon.' " [The entire novel takes place in the Dragon Empire, which was settled by Chinese people and then isolated from the Federation for centuries. It is patterned after ancient China, and there are many elements of Chinese traditional religion referred to through the novel. The focus is more on the secular/cultural aspects of ancient China, but the division between these and religious elements is indistinct.]
Chinese traditional religion galaxy 2373 Carey, Diane. Flashback (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 233. "The gods were angry. They demanded a sacrifice, and Chang Li was going to have to make it. He didn't want to--his little sister was so very little yet, and she was his responsibility. Why had he agreed to show her the Summit?

Now she dangled from his shuddering hand, a thousand feet from the rocky bottom, over the edge where the monks threw their dead goats. She was so small, so frightened. He dug his dirty fingernails into her wrist, but he couldn't hold on . . . "

Chinese traditional religion galaxy 2450 Kato, Ken. Yamato II: The Way of the Warrior, Part 2. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 243. "How I despise these gross-featured people, and their continued interference in mattes that come under the Mandate of Heaven... " [Likely there are some other refs., not in DB.]
Chinese traditional religion galaxy 2780 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 513. "'Was I a Chinese philosopher dreaming that I was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming that I was a Chinese philosopher?'... "
Chinese traditional religion galaxy 5281 Card, Orson Scott. Xenocide. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 83. "Father did not raise his voice. It was in the faintest whisper that he said, 'First the gods. Second the ancestors. Third the people. Fourth the rulers. Last the self.'

It was the clearest expression of the Path. It was the reason this world was settled in the first place. She had forgotten: If she was too busy to perform righteous labor, she was not on the Path. " [This refers to the governing philosophy on the planet Path, colonized by Chinese and governed by a religion that is essentially Chinese traditional religion, especially a combination of Confucianism, Taoism and ancestor worship, with Taoism preeminent. The characters and religious themes based on this planet permeate the book Xenocide, so most references to them will NOT be included to the database.]

Chinese traditional religion galaxy 5298 Card, Orson Scott. Xenocide. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 229. "'...On the world of Path.'

'I don't know the place.'

'A fairly new colony, a couple of centuries. Chinese. Dedicated to preserving an odd mix of old religions. The gods speak to them.'

'I lived on more than one Chinese world,' said Ender. 'People believed in the old gods on all of them. Gods are alive on every world, even here in the smallest human colony of all...' "

Chinese traditional religion galaxy 23000 Bear, Greg. Foundation and Chaos. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 76. "In his youth in the Imperial Education Municipality of Runim, he had learned such rituals as part of the path to adulthood, following the Rules of Tua Chen. Tua Chen had been the most successful product of the secret plan among orthodox Ruellians to develop a select breed of Imperial administrators and bureaucrats, four thousand years before, known as the Shining Lights. In his late maturity, Tua Chen had devised two Books of Rules, based on Ruellian principles: one for the training of aristocratic administrators (and occasionally an Emperor), the other for the training of the Empire's hundreds of billions of bureaucrats, the Greys... "
Chinese traditional religion galaxy 23000 Bear, Greg. Foundation and Chaos. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 76. "The Shining Light school, in its modern form was rife with superstition and almost useless, but in its heyday it had trained administrators that were sent to the far corners of the Empire. And in return, from all over the Empire, each year, millions of candidate Greys came to Trantor to receive the Tua Chen training. The best assumed positions in the planet's infinitely layered bureaucracy, competing with the entrenched and resentful Trantor Greys; the rest, having completed their pilgrimage, returned to their homes, or took positions on frontier worlds.

Linge Chen was the most successful of all the students to come out of the school, and he had not succeeded by being overly observant of those damnably persuasive secret rituals... " [Some other refs., not in DB.]

Chinese traditional religion Hong Kong 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 15. "The reason was that Imperial Tectonics had geotects, and geotects could make sure that every new piece of land possessed the charms of Frisco, the strategic location of Manhattan, the feng-shui of Hong Kong, the dreary Lebrensraum of L.A. "
Chinese traditional religion North America 2150 Anderson, Poul. Genesis. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 198. [No. American settled by Chinese.] "'Given the distance to sail and the dangers, the process was slow,' the voice went on. 'While the newcomers displaced or subjugated the natives wherever they settled, most remained free for a long time, acquired the technology, and also developed resistance to introduced diseases. Eventually, being on roughly equal terms, the races began to mingle, genetically and culturally. The settlers mitigated the savagery of the religions they had encountered, but learned from the societies as well as teaching. You behold the outcome.'

'The Way of the Buddha?' Laurinda asked very softly.

'As influenced by Taoism and local nature cults. It is a harmonious faith, without sects or heresies, pervading the civilization.'

'Everything can't be pure loving kindness,' Christian said.

'Certainly not. But the peace that the Emperor Wei Zhi-fu brought about has lasted for a century and will for another two..' "

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