Asian Religion and Knowledge of the Other


This is a course that deals with some of the most fundamental questions in our modern global age: How do we understand societies that seem very different from our own? How do we relate to people who come from different cultural traditions and how do we understand religions that are distinct from our own? In order to answer these questions, we need to comprehend the various conceptualizations of the so-called 'Other' and our relationship with 'the Other.' We examine the diverse way through which we engage with Asian religions, such as Confucianism and Tibetan Buddhism, in the West, as well as the actual religious experience of Asian Americans, in particular Chinese-Americans.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • R
  • CZ
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • AMES 312S
Typically Offered