Three religions and nine streams is a Chinese word. Three religions refer to Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism; Nine schools refer to the nine academic schools from the pre Qin Dynasty to the early Han Dynasty, including Confucianism, yin-yang school, Taoism, Legalism, peasant family, famous family, Mohism, statesman and miscellaneous family.
"Three teachings and nine streams" is a word that people often encounter, but few can fully express its content. The so-called "three teachings and nine streams" refers to the hierarchy of people's status and occupation in old China. According to relevant data, the specific contents are as follows: Three Religions: Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. According to the northern history of Zhou Gaozu, in the second year of Emperor Wu's Jiande's reign, "in December, the emperor raised his throne, identified and interpreted the three religions successively, with Confucianism first, Taoism second, and Buddhism second".
Jiuliu: refers to Confucianism, Taoism, yin and Yang school, Legalism, famous school, Mohism, zongzong family, miscellaneous school and peasant family. According to the traditional classification method, Jiuliu can be divided into upper Jiuliu, middle Jiuliu and lower Jiuliu. Top nine: first class Buddha, second class heaven, third class emperor, fourth class officials, fifth class cabinet, old six prime ministers, seven Jin (Jinshi), eight Ju (Ju ren) and nine Jieyuan. Middle and ninth class: first-class scholar, second-class doctor, third-class Danqing (painter), fourth-class skin (shadow play), fifth-class playing and singing, sixth class gold (divination and fortune telling), seven monks and eight nine chess and Qin. Lower class: first class high platform, second class blowing, third class circus, fourth class pushing, fifth class pool, six rubbing back, seven repairs and eight matches with nine prostitutes.