08/21/2018 (Tue) 01:31:29
I don't know about china but in Taiwan They are...less flourishing than Buddhism.
As a religion, Taoism is doing alright. The Taoist priests are needed for many calendar rituals of temples and funerary rituals. The young successors are trained so there are no succession problems. Fengshui (geomancy) is very popular but it does not require priests. But some complained that they are marginalized in modern society. They don't have huge business or media coverage.
They do have organizations, and they once supported Taoists in China to restore some buildings. I don't know how that works now.
In Taiwan most priests are "jushi", meaning they get married and stay in their family. I don't know the details but there are two schools. One is hereditary the other is passed down to disciples. They have complicated dances and lyrics to perform. Some would say it's entertaining. One notable phenomenon is there was once a series of Hongkong action movies featuring Taoist priests but that series has ended in 90s.
Confucianism as a religion is probably a museum showcase now. The government kept up the good old tradition of state official worship of Confucius, and maintained his temples in each town, and we have our Master Kong's Offspring here. but that's about it. Koreans do it more seriously I heard.
In schools, excerpts of Confucian classics are still mandatory. Taoist classics Dao De Jing and Zhuangzi were taught less.
There are some other miscellaneous stuff lumped into traditional lifestyle: Han dress, "Life Support" (yangsheng) diet and exercise routines, Tai Chi as a martial art, geomancy as architecture and interior designs. They are quite popular everywhere in the world, though people probably don't see them as indicator of religions.