Faculty of Arts


JAPANESE 308

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. Topics to be covered include the “invention” of State Shinto and its role in nation-building, the decline of established temple Buddhism, the emergence and impact of new religious movements, and social conflict related to religion-state issues in the postwar period.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for JAPANESE 308.

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 2022

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Professor Mark R. Mullins

Reading/Texts

Readings will be available through CANVAS/Talis via Modules.

Points

JAPANESE 308: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

ASIAN 100 and 30 points at Stage II in Asian Studies or 45 points in Stage II BA courses, including one of the following: ANTHRO 250, JAPANESE 240, 241, 243, 270, THEOLOGY 201 OR THEOREL 201, SOCIOL 213

Restrictions

ASIAN 708, JAPANESE 292


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