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    Vassar College
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ASIA 235 - Religion in China


1 unit(s)
(Same as RELI 235 ) An exploration of Chinese religiosity within historical context. We study the seen and unseen worlds of Buddhists, Daoists, and literati, and encounter ghosts, ancestors, ancient oracle bones, gods, demons, buddhas, dragons, imperial politics, the social, and more, all entwined in what became the cultures of China. Some of the questions we will try to answer include: how was the universe imagined in traditional and modern China? What did it mean to be human in China? What is the relationship between religion and culture? What do we mean by ‘Chinese religions’? How should Chinese culture be represented? Michael Walsh.

Not offered in 2017/18.

Two 75-minute periods.



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