Courses: Death and the Afterlife in East Asia (EASTH247A01)

Fall 2010

This course engages the rich textual and visual traditions of China, Korea, and Japan to illuminate funerary and memorial practices and explore the terrain of the next world. Students will learn about the culturally constructed nature of religious belief and come to see the complexity and diversity of the influences on understandings of life and death. The course is not a chronological survey, but rather alternates between modern and ancient narratives and practices to draw a picture of the relationship between the living and the dead as conceived in East Asian religions.

Prerequisites: One 100 level course in Religion, History, Anthropology, or East Asian Studies

Fulfills: HU III Limit:25


Haverford, Shrp 412

Meeting Times

MW 2:30-4:00