RELST 2255

RELST 2255

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

Asia, in its territorial expanse, hosts believers of all religions, from Hinduism to Judaism, from Islam to Shinto, Christianity, Buddhism and more. In this course you will be exposed to the varied landscape of Asia's religious realities, gaining an understanding of religions' development and interaction with local societies, cultures, and politics. We will explore a variety of case studies covering a selection of themes: the relationships between religion and: national identities, politics, gender, and natural disasters; the status of minorities; the impact of colonialism, and religious mixing; the emergence of 'syncretic' practices and concerns for orthodoxy. Overall we will aim at developing the analytical tools needed to understand how the nexuses between state, society, and religion affect contemporary Asia.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ASIAN 2255

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16601RELST 2255  LEC 001