Eastern Philosophy and Religions
Elective course for China Studies Concentration. This course introduces the teachings, history, and development of Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and folk religion as well as their role in China today. Other topics covered are the I Ching, Yin and Yang, the Five Phases and the widely varying ways the gospel has been introduced into China over the last 15 centuries. The course will also examine these topics from a Christian perspective, seeing to what extent they might relate to Christian doctrine. Field trips to relevant sites will occur throughout the program.