This course aims at gaining familiarity with the questions that have been raised and the methodology developed in the field of Daoist study, as well as an ability to conduct preliminary research. We will cover materials on topics including early Daoist philosophy and cosmology, development of various organized Daoist sects in medieval times, emergence and transmission of scriptures, interaction with Buddhism, Confucianism, and popular religion, traditions of ritual and practice of various kinds (alchemy, inner cultivation, exorcism, healing, et cetera), visual and material culture in Daoism, and contemporary Daoist rituals and practices among ethnic Chinese.
Section 301 - SEM
TR 1030AM-1200PM