This course covers three influential Asian religions: Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. It also considers popular belief systems in everyday life, such as Feng Shui and Chinese folk religions which combine elements of the major religions with ancestral and temple worship. You will examine the responses of Asian belief systems to Western religions, modernization and globalization to see what impacts the Western religions and modern institutions have on political, social and cultural life in the Chinese and Asian context.
Location: Hong Kong
Semesters: Fall, Spring