Spring 2023 Religion UN2405 section 001

CHINESE RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS

CHINESE RELIGIOUS TRADITI

Call Number 13066
Day & Time
Location
TR 2:40pm-3:55pm
601 Sherman Fairchild Life Sciences Building
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Zhaohua Yang
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course provides a chronological and thematic introduction to Chinese religions from their beginnings until modern times. It examines distinctive concepts, practices and institutions in the religions of China. Emphasis will be placed on the diversity and unity of religious expressions in China, with readings drawn from a wide-range of texts: religious scriptures, philosophical texts, popular literature and modern historical and ethnographic studies. Special attention will be given to those forms of religion common to both “elite” and “folk” culture: cosmology, family and communal rituals, afterlife, morality and mythology. The course also raises more general questions concerning gender, class, political patronage, and differing concepts of religion.

Web Site Vergil
Department Religion
Enrollment 59 students (70 max) as of 9:07PM Monday, July 15, 2024
Subject Religion
Number UN2405
Section 001
Division Interschool
Campus Morningside
Note Students must register for discussion: RELI 2406
Section key 20231RELI2405V001