ASN 205 - Chinese Cultures and Beliefs (3)

This course introduces students to Chinese society, cultures, customs and habits, history, and psychology. Taking a look at Chinese cultures across various time periods, ethnic groups, and geographical regions, students will be introduced to indigenous Chinese ideologies, including Confucianism and Daoism, as well as foreign ones, namely Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity. Further, they will examine relationships between majority and minority groups, and the manners in which narratives regarding cultural ideals are constructed in relation to state policies. Finally, students will be introduced to interactions between religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural ideologies, especially as they manifest in artistic expressions of drawing and painting, literature, music, film, and architecture.

Offered odd fall terms.

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