Middlebury

RELI 0229

Religion in Modern China

Persecution and Revival of Religion in Modern China
In this study of the dramatic recent religious history of China, we will begin with "modern" critics and reformers at the end of the imperial era and then consider the communist suppression of religion and the "cult of Mao." Our focus, however, will be the remarkable revival of religion since Mao's death in 1976. We will investigate the activity itself-ranging from traditional practices to new religious movements to various forms of Christianity—and the complex cultural and political dynamics involved in this "return" to religion. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL NOA PHL
Equivalent Courses:
RELI 0329 *

Sections

Fall 2018

RELI0229A-F18 Lecture (Morrison)

Fall 2015

RELI0229A-F15 Lecture (Morrison)