Many faiths took root in China

Traders, travelers, missionaries, and refugees brought diverse faiths into China. Although Buddhism had the broadest appeal, Islam, Christianity, and other foreign faiths also attracted followers. In regions conquered by the ruling dynasty, local communities sought to maintain their own beliefs and distinctive identities.

  1. 1Embroidered cap

  2. 2Jesuit tombstone rubbing

  3. 3Prayer book in Yi script

  4. 4Bronze mirror

  5. 5Booklet in Naxi script

  6. TOPICInscription from the Jewish synagogue in Kaifeng