Searching for China's Cultural Diversity: From Confucianism to Dragon Dance
LAS 243 - Searching for China’s Cultural Diversity: From Confucianism to Dragon Dance3 hours Searching for China’s Cultural Diversity examines many aspects of Chinese culture including religions, philosophies, arts, music, customs and language. The course focuses on exploring the multi-faceted religious heritage of pre-modern China, the practice of different religions in China today, and the spread and influence of Chinese religions throughout the world. It also exposes students to Chinese diverse customs among the 55 ethnic minorities, different genres in arts and music, and fascinating traditions in regards to Chinese holidays. Basic spoken Chinese will be introduced in class throughout the semester as well.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomores only.