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Topics in Chinese Religions: Chinese Religions in Literature and Performance

In this seminar we shall explore representations of Chinese religions, both institutional (e.g. Buddhism and Daoism) and informal, in Chinese literature and performance (theatre, Chinese opera, etc.) We will read recent scholarship on the topic as well as representative examples of the literature in translation. The focus will mostly be on premodern times, although we will look at some contemporary examples. All readings are in English.

RELIGST 726

Topics in Chinese Religions: Chinese Religions in Literature and Performance

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Winter Offered?: Yes Language?: No

In this seminar we shall explore representations of Chinese religions, both institutional (e.g. Buddhism and Daoism) and informal, in Chinese literature and performance (theatre, Chinese opera, etc.) We will read recent scholarship on the topic as well as representative examples of the literature in translation. The focus will mostly be on premodern times, although we will look at some contemporary examples. All readings are in English.


James Benn