We will begin our study of Japanese religions with the ancient mythology that forms the basis of Shinto (the way of the kami, or gods). We will then consider the introduction of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism to Japan and examine how these traditions were accepted, absorbed, and adapted. We will also investigate Japanese reactions to Christianity in the 16th century and the appearance of "new" Japanese religions starting in the 19th century. Throughout, we will ask how and why Japanese have both adhered to tradition and been open to new religions. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
- Fall 2012
- LaForce 121(LAF 121)
- 8:00am-9:15am on Tuesday, Thursday (Sep 10, 2012 to Dec 7, 2012)
- Elizabeth Morrison
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- AAL CW PHL
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