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Shangdi , also written simply as Di (; " Deity", " Emperor"), is the Chinese term for "Supreme Deity" or "Highest Deity".

Along with Tian ("Heaven" or "Great Whole"), it is one of the terms used to refer to the absolute God of the universe in philosophy, Confucianism, the Chinese traditional religions and its various sects (such as Yiguandao) and Chinese Protestant Christianity, while its usage among contemporary and secular Chinese, Hong Kong, and Taiwanese societies typically imply a universal deity that is equivalent to the same usage as it is in Christianity.