ASIAN 708

Religion in Modern Japanese Society


Description

The aim of this course is to understand the role of religious beliefs, practices and institutions in modern Japanese society. The first part of the course will review sociological and historical approaches to the study of religion and consider the “layers” of tradition—Shinto, Buddhism, Christianity and New Religions—that evolved over many centuries and continue to shape contemporary Japanese religiosity.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for JAPANESE 708.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

 

Availability 2023

Not taught in 2023

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Points

ASIAN 708: 15 points