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Religions and Society in China

2022/2023
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
3
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 1 модуль

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course provides an introduction to the study of the history, major teachings, and practices of the major Chinese religions and spiritual practices and is deigned to give conceptual tools to appreciate diverse religious practice in East. It covers the development of Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism and wide range of popular and local religions. From historical perspective we will also explore the development of key theological, religious and philosophical doctrines as well as associated practices. An effort will be made to spend time on each tradition according to its importance to Asia as a whole. We will explore the role of religions in politics and social relations in East and South, South East Asia and China in particular, and will analyze the origins, central teachings, divisions and branches, rituals and practices, influences on culture, and responses to modern challenges for each tradition. The emphasis throughout the course is on the hermeneutic difficulties attendant upon the study of religion in general, and Asian religions in particular. We will explore new Asian religions as dynamic, ongoing forces in the lives of individuals and in the collective experience of modern societies.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To explore the role of religions in politics and social relations in East and South, South East Asia and China in particular
  • To analyze the origins, central teachings, divisions and branches, rituals and practices, influences on culture, and responses to modern challenges for each tradition
  • To explore new Asian religions as dynamic, ongoing forces in the lives of individuals and in the collective experience of modern societies
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Explains how the Chinese perceive the very concept of religion and how this perception and this concept should not be confused with the corresponding Western concepts
  • Seizes the basics of what is religion in China
  • Memorize the most basic phenomena of Chinese religious life and cults
  • Recognize the fundamental characteristics and special traits, that distinguish the Chinese approach to religious life from the Western approach to religion
  • Define the basic notions of Chinese religious life
  • Memorize the main predecessors and sources of Taoism in ancient Chinese cults and philosophy
  • Recognize the main terms and categories of confucian philosophy
  • Understand the social principles underlying the Confucian ethics
  • Memorize the main characteristics of Buddhism as a religion in general
  • Memorize the main characters and heroes of Chinese mythology, main topics and plots of the myths
  • Memorize the main representative sects of the Chinese syncretic traditions
  • Memorize main facts about the religious life in modern People's Republic of China
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Chapter №1. Foundations of Religions in China
  • Chapter №2. Taosim in China
  • Chapter №3. Confucianism in Chinese society: from sacrality to morality
  • Chapter №4. Buddhism in the Chinese Tradition
  • Chapter №5. Chinese Mythology. Chinese folk religions: ancestor worship, temples, festivals and communal identities
  • Chapter №6. Modern China and its attitude to religions
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Семинары
  • non-blocking Тесты
  • non-blocking Экзамен
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 1st module
    0.3 * Экзамен + 0.4 * Тесты + 0.3 * Семинары
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Под ред. Колесникова А.С. - ИСТОРИЯ ФИЛОСОФСКОЙ МЫСЛИ СТРАН ВОСТОКА. Учебное пособие для вузов - М.:Издательство Юрайт - 2021 - 119с. - ISBN: 978-5-9916-9970-9 - Текст электронный // ЭБС ЮРАЙТ - URL: https://urait.ru/book/istoriya-filosofskoy-mysli-stran-vostoka-472336

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Альбедиль М. Ф. - РЕЛИГИОВЕДЕНИЕ. БУДДИЗМ 2-е изд. Учебное пособие для вузов - М.:Издательство Юрайт - 2021 - 169с. - ISBN: 978-5-534-07304-1 - Текст электронный // ЭБС ЮРАЙТ - URL: https://urait.ru/book/religiovedenie-buddizm-474442
  • ЛАПШИНА, Е. (2019). Китай, Китайская Цивилизация И Мир: История, Современность, Перспективы. Aziya i Afrika Segodnya, (4), 57–63. https://doi.org/10.31857/S032150750004385-5