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Religions and Society in China

This course provides an introduction to the study of the history, major teachings, and practices of the major Chinese religions and spiritual practices and is deigned to give conceptual tools to appreciate diverse religious practice in East. It covers the development of Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism and wide range of popular and local religions. From historical perspective we will also explore the development of key theological, religious and philosophical doctrines as well as associated practices. An effort will be made to spend time on each tradition according to its importance to Asia as a whole. We will explore the role of religions in politics and social relations in East and South, South East Asia and China in particular, and will analyze the origins, central teachings, divisions and branches, rituals and practices, influences on culture, and responses to modern challenges for each tradition. The emphasis throughout the course is on the hermeneutic difficulties attendant upon the study of religion in general, and Asian religions in particular. We will explore new Asian religions as dynamic, ongoing forces in the lives of individuals and in the collective experience of modern societies. Do you have technical problems? Write to us: [email protected]

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Rating 4.0 based on 23 ratings
Length 10 weeks
Effort 9 weeks, 3 hours/week
Starts Jun 29 (last week)
Cost $49
From Higher School of Economics, National Research University Higher School of Economics via Coursera
Instructor Aleksey A. Maslov
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Humanities Art & Design
Tags Social Sciences History Governance And Society Arts And Humanities

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religions in china in 5 reviews

you will learn a lot of diferent religions in china and how they coexist... but i wish the prof could pronounced clearly, sometimes i got a headache because of his voice :P The course is very well designed and covers all the broad topics related to the subject.

This course will help you understand the basics of Chinese local religions (like Confucianism and Taoism), and the development and sinicization of “non-chinese” religions in China (like Buddhism and Islam).

Don't expect to understand any of the religions in China.

This gave me a thorough understanding of religions in China and how this helps to understand how Chinese people think.

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very good in 4 reviews

However, course was not very good.

The idea of covering the different religions was a very good one.

I have a very good understanding of how religions are weaved into Chinese society now.

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Rating 4.0 based on 23 ratings
Length 10 weeks
Effort 9 weeks, 3 hours/week
Starts Jun 29 (last week)
Cost $49
From Higher School of Economics, National Research University Higher School of Economics via Coursera
Instructor Aleksey A. Maslov
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Humanities Art & Design
Tags Social Sciences History Governance And Society Arts And Humanities

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