This course is an advanced seminar organized around a range of themes and issues pertaining to the diverse religious traditions of China, Korea, and Japan. We will examine five main rubrics: ideas, people, institutions, ritual, and space. A variety of classical texts such as the Analects, the Great Leaning, Mencius, Xunzi, Daode jing, Zhuangzi, Awakening of Faith, Heart Sutra, and Platform Sutra will be examined.
Triad: Philosophy/Religion or Language/Global Issues, or College Composition II
Prerequisite: One prior course in Religious Studies or permission of the instructor.