I haven't read through these, so I don't know how relevant they are but you should be able to get at least some good info there I suspect:
If you can't open these, let me know and I'll download them and send them to you.
Wait, it turns out I don't have to make a super drastic revision.
You see, my constructed religion, called Takasueng, is another Chinese folk religion which draws concepts from, well, Chinese folk religion. But it also is heavily influenced by Confucianism and Taoism, somewhat unintentionally I will admit.
Now, while reading one of your sources, I realized that the Shangdi, the Primordial Deity of most Chinese folk religions, was heavily downplayed in Takasueng even though the Shangdi is kinda a big deal. I realized I needed to revise the entire religion and its concepts... until I realized I glossed over a part of the text that read that by the Han Dynasty, Mr. Shangdi simply became "Heaven", which more easily fits into one of the concepts of Takasueng (Pukasa, i.e. bao ying or karma).
Oh. There's still ancestor worship and divination. I did have to add to the divination part though to explicitly mention shamans as well as the I Ching.
Notaría q’Çijhuandi realment n’sobreviví mâya q’as dinastias mântiguas, sendo combiná c’o cencepto má’geral d’cel. Má no sentí clásico xino, “cel” n’é “cel” com nós l’tem. S’refere mâos procesos naturais, o “bom orden” das cosas. É vista naturalista, n’sob’naturaol
I would note that “Shi Huangdi” didn’t really survive past the oldest dynasties, being folded into the more general concept of “heaven”. But I’m traditional Chinese understanding, “heaven” isn’t “heaven” like we understand it. It refers more to natural processes, the “right order” of things. The Classical Chinese worldview is naturalistic, not supernatural .
I am a puppet of The Sakhalinsk Empire. Actually, I was the first nation of said individual. My name is a misspelling of "Welsch-Bern".
The culture is not for this nation. It is a project independent of NationStates; I simply am using this nation as a liaison to the CCL.
1. I am not referring to Qin Shi Huang, the Emperor of the Qin Dynasty. I am referring to Shangdi, which, in the Shang and Zhou Dynasties, referred to a Supreme Deity.
2. I know "heaven" isn't the same concept. In Takasueng, I have adapted the term to refer to the universe as a whole; according to Pukasa or bao ying, the universe is a moral one, and I personally believe that "heaven" would be a good way to represent this concept.
I am not 100% confident in my answers. Please tell me if I have made any errors here.
I never completed any of my conlangs and everyone is hidden in the garbage far away from the light of this world. My worst struggle is that I focus so much on simplicity and therefore make solutions that complicates the language even more. Feel free to read my latest factbook, treating the progress of Fekerstanbuli. This time: numerals! If you've got any questions regarding the language and it's system, feel free to ask here and I'll try my best to answer. Thanks XD :D
My first "conlangs" were so bad, even "relex" would be an overstatement. They were just corruptions of existing languages - the first French, the second Afrikaans. They were meant to be used as a code language... by my friends and I.
My first real conlang was extremely complicated and totally artificial, but it was okay because I just wanted to make a super complicated conlang in the first place. It's nigh impossible to learn, but man the hatred I poured into making it really has turned it into something.
My latest is a step back from super complicated stuff. I have abandoned my agglutinative origins and embraced analytical languages for this one. I don't know though if it's realistic to have such a simplified form of Classical Chinese (makes sense; it comes from Old Chinese) though...
I really want to do these, but I cannot reveal my conlang just yet...
Yeah, now it looks fine for some reason...
This is how it looked like: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/705882815723733095/824537707191468082/swhat.PNG