ASIAN 280 - Topics in Asian Studies
Section: 001 Jesus Comes to Asia
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course provides a broad introduction to the study of Christian conversion and its legacy in the regions now known as East, South, and Southeast Asia. Our focus will be limited to the historical period during which Christian conversion was contemporaneous with other forms of global expansion, such as colonialism. Drawing from a range of primary and secondary source materials, we will try to understand who Christian missionaries were and the many motivations that drove them, the diversity of methods used to convert native populations, and, of tantamount importance, the ways in which local populations resisted and transformed Christianity to suit or blend with their own social and political structures, spiritual beliefs and practices, and notions of temporal and divine power. This course will consist primarily of lectures, although students will be strongly encouraged to participate by asking questions and offering insight where relevant. In addition to secondary sources, our readings will include materials as diverse as missionary correspondence, devotional texts, historical novels, iconography, and other visual media. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory, and students are expected to have done all required reading before each class. Final grades will be determined by regular quizzes, a midterm exam, and a final research project on a relevant topic of the student’s own choosing.

ASIAN 280 - Topics in Asian Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
38511
Open
5
 
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: This class meets together with HISTORY 208 section 003
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ISBN: 0192803220
Christianity : a very short introduction, Author: Linda Woodhead., Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press 1. publish 2004
Required
ISBN: 0679725806
The question of Hu, Author: Jonathan D. Spence., Publisher: Vintage Books 1st Vintag 1989
Required
ISBN: 0393315568
God's Chinese son : the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan, Author: Jonathan D. Spence., Publisher: W.W. Norton [Paperback 1997
Required
ISBN: 0800871863
Silence, Author: by Sh?saku End? ; translated by William Johnston., Publisher: Taplinger 1969
Required
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