Universität Wien FIND

010058 VU Introducing East Asian New Religious Movements (2019W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Field trip: 14.10.2019 18:00 - 20:00

Montag 07.10. 08:00 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Montag 14.10. 08:00 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Montag 21.10. 08:00 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Montag 28.10. 08:00 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Montag 04.11. 08:00 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Montag 11.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

East Asia (China/Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam) is a vibrant cauldron of new religious developments. This course employs a Religious Studies perspective, introducing key actors of the East Asian new religious panorama. The selected new religious movements (NRMs) will be explored in their historical, doctrinal, and ritual dimension with a particular focus on the millenarian underpinnings, drawing richly on textual and video sources. Theoretical aspects as well as periodisation and classification schemes of East Asian NRMs will be discussed. Students will be familiarised with crucial issues in the study of East Asian NRMs.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The mode of assessment is listed in the section below. The language of instruction is English. Proficiency in any East Asian language is not required. Students are expected to engage in class discussion.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The course assessment comprises of a written exam (50%); an oral presentation (20%); participation and class interaction (30%).


Lecture contents


Pokorny, Lukas and Franz Winter. ed. 2018. Handbook of East Asian New Religious Movements. Leiden and Boston: Brill.

Additional readings are provided ad personam.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

066 800 M2; M15; A 033 195 (BRP 09rwb); A 033 195 (BRP 17rwb), A033 195 (BRP 14rwb (b)

Letzte Änderung: Do 19.05.2022 00:14