Four Funerals and a Wedding: Introduction to Chinese Religious Life


This is an intensive seminar on contemporary Chinese religious life. Students are encouraged to think comparatively about religious life with sociological as well as historical imagination. We examine the major religious traditions in China today – Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, and popular religious traditions – through rituals and beliefs related to everyday life, such as birth, marriage, and death.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • R
  • CZ
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • AMES 257S
Typically Offered