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EALLĀ 3814. Religion and Philosophy in East Asia. 3 Credits.

Historical introduction to the major religious and philosophical traditions in China, Japan, and Korea, with focuses on ancestor worship, shamanistic cults, Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism, and Shinto. The interactions of common East Asian religious and philosophical traditions, how these traditions evolved over time, and the way each culture assimilates foreign elements. How the very ideas of religion and philosophy are formulated and practiced differently in East Asia from those in the Western tradition. (Same as REL 2814).