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Spring 2016-2017
* REL 226 / EAS 226 (EM)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

The Religions of China

Stephen F. Teiser

A thematic introduction to Chinese religion, ranging from ancient to contemporary. The first half focuses on classics of Chinese thought (Book of Changes, Analects of Confucius, Laozi's Dao de jing, etc.); the second half utilizes ethnography and history to consider topics such as cosmology, ancestors, gods and saints, mythology, ethics, divination, gender, and ritual.

Sample reading list:
Lopez, Religions of China in Practice
Shahar and Weller, Unruly Gods: Divinity and Society in China
Wolf, Women and the Family in Rural Taiwan
Chan, A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy
Schipper, The Taoist Body
Yu, The Monkey and the Monk

Reading/Writing assignments:
About 100 - 150 pages of reading each week, participation, several short papers, and a term paper.

Requirements/Grading:
Papers - 30%
Term Paper(s) - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42796 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W   Jones Hall   100   Enrolled:16 Limit:40
44184 P01 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th   Class of 1879 Hall   133   Enrolled:6 Limit:13
44185 P02 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Class of 1879 Hall   133   Enrolled:10 Limit:13
42797 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled