Wisdom in Chinese Religious Tales and Fiction

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GCVM1077 REL (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

Through a critical examination of Chinese religious tales and fictions, GCVM1077 aims to help the students develop a better understanding of traditional Chinese wisdoms in general and the Chinese religious and philosophical ideals in particular. The course will focus not only on the wisdom in traditional Chinese religions such as the Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism, but also that of the popular religions as well. Through a study of the wisdom embodied and manifested in Chinese tales and fictions, this course will critically explore traditional Chinese world views, beliefs and ethical values and discuss such perennial issues as filial duty, love relationship, struggle between good and evil, sex and morality from historical and cultural perspectives.

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Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.