- religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu
- a Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to Taoism
- Of these, Taoism is a native religion, the others having been introduced from foreign lands.
- The major religions in China are Taoism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity.
- Taoism was founded on the teachings of Laozi, a sage born in 604 B.C. in present-day Henan Province.