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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

MODULE 06 Religious Transformation in the Period of Division (220-589 AD)

This module presents the relationship between the elite attack on shamanism and their promotion of a cosmology that transformed medicine and laid the foundations for both self-cultivation and a bureaucratic empire....
Reading
5 videos (Total 66 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
Video5 videos
M06.2 Buddhism, Daoism and the state13m
M06.3 Liang Wudi11m
M06.4 Conquest or sinification?12m
M06.5 Liminality7m
Reading3 readings
Course Overview10m
Course Editorial Conventions5m
Suggested Textbooks5m
Quiz5 practice exercises
M06.1 Basic facts10m
M06.2 Buddhism, Daoism and the state6m
M06.3 Liang Wudi6m
M06.4 Conquest or sinification?6m
M06.5 Liminality6m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

MODULE 07 Religious Communities

This module introduces the three kinds of new religious community that appear from the second century on: those organized around transcendents, by the Heavenly Masters, and by the Buddhists....
Reading
8 videos (Total 81 min), 8 quizzes
Video8 videos
M07.1.2 Stories of transcendents13m
M07.1.3 Elite or popular?3m
M07.1.4 The world of the dead before Buddhism4m
M07.2.1 Basic facts7m
M07.2.2 Lu Xiujing9m
M07.2.3 Initiation11m
M07.3 The Buddhist community16m
Quiz8 practice exercises
M07.1.1 Who are the transcendents4m
M07.1.2 Stories of transcendents4m
M07.1.3 Elite or popular?2m
M07.1.4 The world of the dead before Buddhism6m
M07.2.1 Basic facts4m
M07.2.2 Lu Xiujing6m
M07.2.3 Initiation6m
M07.3 The Buddhist community8m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

MODULE 08 Rituals

This module explains how Buddhist and Daoist rituals revolutionized Chinese society and individuals. It reveals the importance of orality in Buddhism, written documents in Daoism....
Reading
8 videos (Total 84 min), 8 quizzes
Video8 videos
M08.2 The rule of law5m
M08.3 Orality and dualism8m
M08.4 In sum3m
M08.5 The Daoist petition14m
M08.6 Daoism in North China6m
M08.7 Lingbao Daoism17m
M08.8 The Lingbao fast and Lu Xiujing14m
Quiz8 practice exercises
M08.1 Buddhism as a public religion10m
M08.2 The rule of law4m
M08.3 Orality and dualism4m
M08.4 In sum2m
M08.5 The Daoist petition8m
M08.6 Daoism in North China4m
M08.7 Lingbao Daoism8m
M08.8 The Lingbao fast and Lu Xiujing8m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

MODULE 09 Scriptures

This module explores how Buddhist and Daoist scriptures confirm the oral/aural bias of Buddhism, the written/visual bias of Daoism. We are going to learn the centrality of logic in Buddhism, of cosmology in Daoism....
Reading
6 videos (Total 72 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
Video6 videos
M09.2 Buddhist orality and logic6m
M09.3 Daoist writs19m
M09.4 The visual and the spatial7m
M09.5 Lord Lao5m
M09.6 The Celestial Worthy16m
Reading2 readings
Bonus Readings5m
Bonus Readings5m
Quiz6 practice exercises
M09.1 Translated and indigenous Buddhist scriptures8m
M09.2 Buddhist orality and logic4m
M09.3 Daoist writs8m
M09.4 The visual and the spatial6m
M09.5 Lord Lao2m
M09.6 The Celestial Worthy10m

Instructor

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Prof. John Lagerwey

Research Professor
Centre for China Studies

About The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. CUHK teachers and students hail from all corners of the world. CUHK graduates are connected worldwide through an expansive alumni network....

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