"If you don't have a religious trip, you will go to Citongcheng in vain."
Lu Welxin "Unlimited"
Quanzhou may be the place with the most different religious relics in the world, which can accommodate Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Nestorianism (ancient Catholicism), Hinduism, Manichaeism (Zovo worship) at the same time. , Christianity, Catholicism and fetishism, etc., known as the "world religion museum" and famous at home and abroad.
For a long time, dozens of religions have been able to coexist peaceful and tolerate each other in the same neighborhood and temple in the city of Quanzhou, showing friendly coexistence. harmonious religious atmosphere. Quanzhou is known as the "Oriental Mecca". Zhu Xi, a Neo-Confucian scholar in the Southern Song Dynasty, once said, "This place was called a Buddhist country in ancient times, and the streets are full of saints." Born here, I was gradual and attracted by the strong inclusivity of the Hokkien culture. Based on Hokkien's pantheistic beliefs, I re-examined and explored the relationship between man and god in the new era.
The phenomenon of the coexistence of multiple religions is not unique to Quanzhou, but the specific situation of the coexistence of religions in Quanzhou is definitely rare in the world. In the history of world religions, different religions are often mutual y exclusive, resist each other and even cause wars.
Type of work: photography
Work size: 30*60cm (varies in size)
Creation year: 2021