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Contemporary Religion in Japan's Ancient Capital: Sustaining and Recasting Tradition

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Japanese attitudes to religion and popular forms of religiosity. Syncretic nature of beliefs and practices drawn on a variety of interwoven concepts, beliefs, customs and religious activities of native Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Indian origins as background. Topics include: pursuit of worldly benefits, religion and healing, fortune-telling, ascetic practices, pilgrimage, festivals (matsuri), new religions and their image, impact of the internet, response of religion in times of crisis.

Grading: 
Letter (ABCD/NP)
Requirements: 
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
Course ID: 
213 665

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