University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus
ALL 3373 - Religion and Society in Imperial China
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01477
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to religious traditions of imperial China (Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, "popular" religion), their relation to society. Role of gender. Conceptualizing relations with the divine. Ritual and its goals. Position of religious specialists such as monks and Daoist priests. Primary/secondary readings.