Apr 01, 2020  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

REL 295-03 - Special Topic: Religion, Morality and Modernity in China

4 credits (Fall)
After a century of extraordinary political and social change, China is now a superpower. What has the human cost been, and how do people in China find meaning and locate themselves in modern cosmologies? This course will critically consider the role of religion in China’s public sphere, situating current discussions about China’s ‘moral crisis’ in a the context of history, and explore why religion is still such a powerful force in Chinese culture.

Prerequisite: REL 101 REL 102 REL 103 REL 104 REL 105 , or second-year standing.
Instructor: Holmes-Tagchungdarpa