This subject is an introduction to religious life in Chinese culture, emphasizing the interaction of religion with culture and society in both historical and contemporary China. The subject covers cultural and religious life in the geographical area of 'Greater China' (the mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao), as well as the Chinese diaspora in Asia and beyond. This subject focuses on the historical Chinese religions of Daoism, Buddhism, and Chinese Folk Religion, as well as Confucianism, although the issue of whether Confucianism is a religion or a philosophy is contested by scholars. This subject also includes a focus on other religious communities in China, including: Christianity (Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox and Indigenous), Islam, and various minority traditions.
School of Theology
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of THL257 in Term 3 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.