ASIAN 248 - Jesus Comes to Asia: Conversion and its Consequences in Asia
Section: 001
Term: WN 2012
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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This course provides a broad introduction to the study of Christian conversion and its legacy in the regions now known as South, East, and Southeast Asia. Its focus is largely 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 examine 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.

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This course will appeal to a wide-range of undergraduate students, especially those interested in a concentration or minor in Asian Studies or History (it will satisfy a portion of the ALC "breadth" requirements). It also appeals to students interested in cross-cultural & interdisciplinary studies.

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ASIAN 248 - Jesus Comes to Asia: Conversion and its Consequences in Asia
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 0679725806
The question of Hu, Author: Jonathan D. Spence., Publisher: Vintage Books 1st Vintag 1989
ISBN: 0192803220
Christianity : a very short introduction, Author: Linda Woodhead., Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press 1. publish 2004
ISBN: 0800871839
Silence, Author: by Sh?saku End? ; translated by William Johnston., Publisher: Taplinger Pub. Co. 1979
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