HIST 2208

HIST 2208

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

In this course we will learn about the rich varieties of religious life in imperial China, focusing on major historical transformations between the tenth and sixteenth centuries. We will investigate the organization of pantheons and human relations with the divine, and consider how they might illuminate social relations. We will examine the ways in which religious rites and festivals helped to constitute social groupings such as families, communities, sects, and states. We will consider the roles of texts, theatrical performances, and clergy in transmitting and transforming understandings of the human, natural, and divine worlds. Finally, we will explore the spatial organization of the sacred in bodies, things, sites, and landscapes.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS, ALC-AS, HST-AS)
Course Subfield (HPE, HNA)

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 2251RELST 2208

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18471 HIST 2208   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person