Religions of East and Southeast Asia

Religions of East and Southeast Asia (5 ECTS)

Organizer: Åbo Akademi University/ University Network for Asian Studies 

Time: Autumn 2019

Goals: A basic understanding of the plurality of religions in East and Southeast Asia, both in terms of their history, doctrines and practices, but also their contemporary relevance

Contents: This course provides an introduction to the rich variety of religions found in East- and Southeast Asia, from the Buddhism of Tibet to the Islam of Indonesia, all of which evince a fascinating history but remain of vital importance in today’s society as well.

Taken as: lectures and lecture diary, including homework assignments
based on literature and other material included in the course material.

Application period: August 26 – September 15, 2019. Go to application instructions. This course has a maximum intake of 60 students. Students are selected in the order of application. The places are divided evenly between the member universities. Some universities may define quotas on the number of students who can take courses offered by the Asia Network. Information about the quotas is published before the application periods start.

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