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HIST 4828 Religion in Chinese Society (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Categories that we take for granted, such as church/state, sacred/secular and supernatural atural, do not always fit how religious phenomena either occur or are discussed in Chinese society. Daoism, Buddhism and the monotheisms have both intermingled with popular practices and the imperial cult, and opposed them. This course looks at the wide variety of Chinese religion in historical context, exploring its relation to such topics as gender, class, village and urban life and social rest and unrest. It will also address how the rise of the nation-state and notions of modernity have altered the perception and practice of religion.


Instructor(s): Rebecca Nedostup

Prerequisites: History Core

Cross listed with:

Comments: Fulfils Non-Western Requirement for History Majors


Last Updated: 05-Mar-14