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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
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....
7 videos (Total 72 min), 7 quizzes
7 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
7 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
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....
2 videos (Total 27 min), 2 quizzes
2 videos
M22.2 A modern market economy16m
2 practice exercises
M22.1 Statecraft in China16m
M22.2 A modern market economy18m
Week
3
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....
4 videos (Total 46 min), 4 quizzes
4 videos
M23.2 The emergence of scientism11m
M23.3 The heyday of scientism14m
M23.4 The ongoing debate8m
4 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
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”....
7 videos (Total 47 min), 7 quizzes
7 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
7 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
Week
5
2 hours to complete

Module 25 Redemptive societies and charity halls

This module presents how lay religious movements, especially spirit writing groups, responded to the crisis of Chinese society in the 19th and 20th centuries; how groups like the Yiguandao went from political repression to acceptance; and how charity in modern China is inseparable from the history of these lay organizations....
6 videos (Total 48 min), 6 quizzes
6 videos
M25.2.1 The end-times8m
M25.2.2 The dual structure10m
M25.3 The Yiguandao10m
M25.4 Taiwan2m
M25.5 Two patterns8m
6 practice exercises
M25.1 A sense of mission10m
M25.2.1 The end-times8m
M25.2.2 The dual structure10m
M25.3 The Yiguandao12m
M25.4 Taiwan6m
M25.5 Two patterns10m
Week
6
1 hour to complete

Module 26 Charismatic Christianity

This module states the power of attraction of charismatic Protestantism today, especially for women, its primarily indigenous origins and its similarities with other forms of popular religion. ...
4 videos (Total 29 min), 4 quizzes
4 videos
M26.2 Indigenous4m
M26.3 Grassroots7m
M26.4 Postscript6m
4 practice exercises
M26.1 Charismatic16m
M26.2 Indigenous10m
M26.3 Grassroots8m
M26.4 Postscript12m
Week
7
3 hours to complete

Module 27 By Way of Conclusion

This module indicates the differences between Chinese and Western dualism and how they were impacted by their different writing systems; the meaning of the terms “patriarchal” and “humanistic” as applied to Chinese culture; how Chinese elite and popular culture were separated by a wide gap that has not yet been closed....
9 videos (Total 71 min), 9 quizzes
9 videos
M27.2 Morphological thinking5m
M27.3 Daoist dualities5m
M27.4 Alternating or conflicting dualities?4m
M27.5 Daoxue dualism8m
M27.6 The role of writing8m
M27.7 Mitigated dualism4m
M27.8 Patriarchy with Chinese characteristics9m
M27.9 Chinese humanism14m
9 practice exercises
M27.1 Chinese and Western dualism16m
M27.2 Morphological thinking10m
M27.3 Daoist dualities8m
M27.4 Alternating or conflicting dualities?4m
M27.5 Daoxue dualism12m
M27.6 The role of writing8m
M27.7 Mitigated dualism8m
M27.8 Patriarchy with Chinese characteristics18m
M27.9 Chinese humanism14m

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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