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Term Subject Catalog # Title Credits / Units
Summer 2020 REL 016 Chinese Religion 4 cr.
Class Session Time Syllabus
1 5-week summer Mon - Fri REL-016-5


This course is designed to introduce students to Chinese religion and explores the diversity and unity of Chinese traditions. Through lectures, reading and discussion, we will probe into aspects of the cultural background, art, literature, philosophy, and institutional development of each tradition. Topics discussed in this course cover ancient mythology, cosmology, shamanism; Confucianism and the traditional state cult, Taoist mysticism, immortality; Buddhism and religions in modern China. The purpose of the course is to enable students to understand the important role of Chinese religion in both traditional and contemporary China.