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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 9 weeks, 3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Romanian

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Foundations of Religions in China

6 videos (Total 65 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
Main Topics and Objectives: the Introduction9m
Main Notions of Chinese Religions13m
Religions and Ancestors11m
Teacher in the Chinese Religious Tradition12m
Syncretism of Tradition15m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Taosim in China

7 videos (Total 79 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
Sources of Taoism12m
Before Taoism: Five Elements and Five Phases9m
Before Taoism: Early Cults13m
Lao-zi and the Beginning of Taoism11m
Taoism and the Natural Order of Universe7m
Notion of Dao15m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Taoism in Chinese society: main religious practises

6 videos (Total 67 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
Alchemy in Taoism12m
Taoist Practises: Mind and Body11m
Main Cults of Taoism9m
Main Schools in Taoism11m
Modern Schools of Taoism10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Confucianism in Chinese society: from sacrality to morality

7 videos (Total 68 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
Main Ideas10m
Main Principles6m
Confucius and Confucianism8m
Sage Confucius: Ideas, Beliefs and Moral8m
Followers of Confucius9m
Confucian Canon12m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 quiz20m
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Top reviews from Religions and Society in China

By SGNov 15th 2018

This gave me a thorough understanding of religions in China and how this helps to understand how Chinese people think. Excellent!

By JVJun 8th 2017

It was an AMAZING course. Thanks to everyone involved in putting it together. It was a delightful experience.

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Aleksey A. Maslov

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School of Asian Studies

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