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Subtitles: English, Romanian
100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Romanian

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Foundations of Religions in China

This module's content lays the foundations of understanding what is religion in China, how the Chinese perceive the very notion of religion and how this perception and this notion must not be confused with the correspondent Western notions and pereptions....
Reading
6 videos (Total 65 min), 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Main Topics and Objectives: the Introduction9m
Main Notions of Chinese Religions13m
Religions and Ancestors11m
Teacher in the Chinese Religious Tradition12m
Syncretism of Tradition15m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Taosim in China

This module's content describes what is Taoism, relates its history and defines its sources, shows the main paths of genesis for the Taoist cults....
Reading
7 videos (Total 79 min), 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Sources of Taoism12m
Before Taoism: Five Elements and Five Phases9m
Before Taoism: Early Cults13m
Lao-zi and the Beginning of Taoism11m
Taoism and the Natural Order of Universe7m
Notion of Dao15m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Taoism in Chinese society: main religious practises

This module's content describes the paths of development, which were taken by Taoist cults in their history, explains the ways that connected Taoist philosophy and social practice of religious cults and organisations. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 67 min), 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Alchemy in Taoism12m
Taoist Practises: Mind and Body11m
Main Cults of Taoism9m
Main Schools in Taoism11m
Modern Schools of Taoism10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Confucianism in Chinese society: from sacrality to morality

This module's content describes the main ideas and principles of Confucianism, outlines the paths of its developments, explains the difference between what is Confucianism in its particular totality of traits and what is understood as a religion or a philosophy in the West. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 68 min), 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Main Ideas10m
Main Principles6m
Confucius and Confucianism8m
Sage Confucius: Ideas, Beliefs and Moral8m
Followers of Confucius9m
Confucian Canon12m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 4 quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By SGNov 15th 2018

This gave me a thorough understanding of religions in China and how this helps to understand how Chinese people think. Excellent!

By JVJun 8th 2017

It was an AMAZING course. Thanks to everyone involved in putting it together. It was a delightful experience.

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Aleksey A. Maslov

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School of Asian Studies

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