ASIA 2418: Modern Expressions of Asian Religions (2023-2024)

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“Modern Expressions of Asian Religions" will investigate the modern development of religious expression regionally through India, China, Korea and Japan. The course will thematically investigate questions stemming from classic areas of religious concern in Asia including: the female and the divine (goddess traditions in India and female shamanism in Korea), mind-body unity (Tendai Buddhist “marathon monks” of Mt. Hiei and the Shugendo tradition in Japan), messianic movements and healing (Chinese Falun Gong), peace and prosperity (Soka Gakkai Buddhism) and apocalyptic “new new” religions (Aum Shinrikyo/Aleph).” Typically offered: Winter.

Term CRN Credits Instructor(s) Days Time Dates Location Open
Winter 21129 5 Diana Keuss
9:00AM-11:00 AM
Demaray Hall 254
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Equivalent: HIS 2418
Crosslisted with: HIS 2418 CRN: 21062
Attributes: Ways of Engaging, Cultural Understand&Engagement
Grade Modes: (Default) Normal Grading, Audit
Instructional Methods: Traditional
Note: Full Term