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Hours to complete

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Module 21 Religion and Modernity

This module explains how science, the market, and the nation became the new structuring values of the intellectual elite in the 20th century and how this led to the destruction of traditional religions; how these religions resisted and incorporated the new values....
Reading
7 videos (Total 72 min), 7 quizzes
Video7 videos
M21.2 Out with the Old14m
M21.3.1 Science9m
M21.3.2 Nation10m
M21.3.3 Market6m
M21.4.1 Redemptive societies11m
M21.4.2 Gender14m
Quiz7 practice exercises
M21.1 Introduction8m
M21.2 Out with the Old14m
M21.3.1 Science16m
M21.3.2 Nation10m
M21.3.3 Market10m
M21.4.1 Redemptive societies10m
M21.4.2 Gender12m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Module 22 Economics

This module introduces how the traditional Chinese vision of the role of government militated against the development of market-based economics, how the science of economics came into being in 20th century China and how this profoundly modified the practice of government and the way human subjectivity is understood....
Reading
2 videos (Total 27 min), 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
M22.2 A modern market economy16m
Quiz2 practice exercises
M22.1 Statecraft in China16m
M22.2 A modern market economy18m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Module 23 Science and Scientism

We are going to learn the distinction between science and scientism, how scientism was used to justify the rejection of traditional religions, and how a more accurate assessment of the nature of science re-opens a space for more traditional moral and religious concerns....
Reading
4 videos (Total 46 min), 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
M23.2 The emergence of scientism11m
M23.3 The heyday of scientism14m
M23.4 The ongoing debate8m
Quiz4 practice exercises
M23.1 Before the conflict12m
M23.2 The emergence of scientism8m
M23.3 The heyday of scientism12m
M23.4 The ongoing debate10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 24 Gender

This module is about the role of gender bias among the intellectual elite in the 20th century and how various religious traditions, by contrast, promoted women’s empowerment over against the “public patriarchy”....
Reading
7 videos (Total 47 min), 7 quizzes
Video7 videos
M24.2.1 Protestantism7m
M24.2.2 Popular religion6m
M24.2.3 Buddhism4m
M24.3.1 May Fourth5m
M24.3.2 The CCP7m
M24.4 Conclusion7m
Quiz7 practice exercises
M24.1 Introduction10m
M24.2.1 Protestantism12m
M24.2.2 Popular religion8m
M24.2.3 Buddhism8m
M24.3.1 May Fourth10m
M24.3.2 The CCP8m
M24.4 Conclusion8m

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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