ASIA 2418: Modern Expressions of Asian Religions (2019-2020)

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This course will investigate the various modern expressions of the religions of Asia including “new” religions of Japan such as the Soka Gakkai school, Tenrikyo and Aum Shinrikyo/Aleph; the Falun Dafa/Falun Gong movement out of China, and the uniquely Korean expression of Christianity. The course will be organized thematically around questions stemming from classic areas of religious concern in Asia including: mind-body concerns (Tendai Buddhist “Marathon Monks” of Mt. Hiei and the Shugendo tradition), messianic movements and healing (Chinese Falun Gong), shamanistic power (Korean Christianity and Japanese Tenrikyo), peace and prosperity (Soka Gakkai).

Term CRN Credits Instructor(s) Days Time Dates Location Open
Winter 30164 5 Diana Keuss
Final: W
12:50PM-2:50 PM
10:30AM-12:30 PM
Demaray Hall 354
Demaray Hall 354
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Equivalent: HIS 2418
Crosslisted with: HIS 2418 CRN: 29350
Attributes: Cultural Understand&Engagement, Ways of Engaging
Grade Modes: (Default) Normal Grading, Audit
Instructional Methods: Traditional
Note: Full Term