Universität Wien FIND

010122 VU Religion in China (2021S)

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



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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course will provide students with an overview of contemporary Chinese religion. Although some historic background will be provided, the main focus will be on present day religious practices and doctrines. We will begin by examining the impact of the Cultural Revolution on religious activity and exploring how the way in which we often study religion is problematic when applied to a Chinese context. We will then investigate contemporary Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Christianity, Islam, and a range of popular local beliefs.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Class participation (20%) + essay 50% (2500 words) + 15 minute presentation (30%)

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
The language of instruction as well as class discussions will be in English. No prior knowledge of Mandarin or Chinese religions is required. Students cannot miss more than a maximum of two meetings. The course will be examined as follows: class participation (20%) + essay 50% (2500 words) + 15 minute presentation (30%).


Course content.


Reading list (core readings will be provided)
• Arthur, Shawn. 2019. Contemporary Religions in China. Abingdon: Routledge.
• Religion in China: Major Concepts and Minority Positions. 2015. Edited by Max Deeg and Bernhard Scheid. Vienna: OAW.
• Yang, Fenggang with assistance from J. E. E. Pettit. 2018. Atlas of Religion in China: Social and Geographical Contexts. Leiden: Brill.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

066 800 M 2.5, M15, BRP 17rwb, BRP 10rwb

Letzte Änderung: Mi 21.04.2021 11:25