It seems that, across history, all the religions that prosper in China are non-theistic: Confucianism, taoism and buddhism, with only a few but notable exceptions like the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom
This seems weird to me because, as far as I know in the rest of the world theistic religions are the norm, even Japan which was super influenced by China developed Shintoism which is light on the "deity you must worship" but still has clear deities you are encouraged to worship
I know there are some clear deities people in China have worshiped, like the Heavenly Emperor or the Three Pure Ones but from what I've read they were never worshipped as universally or with the same devotion or reverence that gods in other religions have been worshipped. Worshiping them is just not very important
There's also the fact that while Buddhism developed in India it found a lot more success in China, probably precisely because it is a non-theistic religion
Why does this happen?, why does China seem to be THE place for non-theistic religions across history?
I believe that the three religions and others can live in peace, but it is not possible to live in peace with Marxism and postmodernism always trying to brainwash the youth against religions and traditions.
So with the torn map and the datamined map goes much further east than available, it seems to be community consensus that China (and hopefully other East Asian countries like Japan Korea etc) will likely be added in the future.
As a Chinese, I of course welcome China to be included in the game, but I can't help but wonder how will Paradox deal with culture(s) and religion(s) in China.
From a historical standpoint, Han culture basically dominated China since Han Dynasty 202BC, sure there're many other cultures within edges of de jure China border like Qiang, Yue, Uighur etc, but Han has been the culture for the majority of the nation. From a gameplay standpoint, if CK3 actually do it historically, it will create a gigantic blob of Han culture provinces that's pretty much the same size of entire Europe, which might be....bland? Same goes for Japan as aside from Ainu, they don't really have different cultures historically. Perhaps they will go with EU4 route and break Han culture down to regions like Jianghuai/Wu/Shandong?
Another problem is the religion of China since religion play a much larger role in CK than EU, it's definitely going to be a rather important aspect to include when China drops. I do wonder how will Paradox deal with Confucianism, as it's not exactly a religion, and vast majority of Chinese believers of other religions like Taoist still works under Confucianism values too. But gameplay wise group everyone under the banner of "confucianism" like Catholism in West Central Europe might be weird, as they've already included multiple Taoist sects.
I'm curious how will Paradox deal with these issues, and will be looking forward when the DLC drops.
I'm taking this class this semester and I'm wondering what the workload looks like. It seems to be a lot of reading and I'm wondering about how this class went for people who took it before. Let me know how you felt about the exams, reading, and content.
Some juicy tidbits:
Predictably, someone connects it to US politics: "Democrats do not “ask” anyone to give away their possessions they take them through legislation and made up laws."
Of course: It doesn't matter whether Jesus was a socialist, since "Jesus didn't exist. nor did he author any of the quotes attributed to him...whatever you read was written by churchmen just to impress the believers..."