GCVM1077
Wisdom in Chinese Religious Tales and Fiction

GCVM1077
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 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.

What do the students say about this course?

透過匯報我認識到許多不同的宗教故事,例如聊齋誌異和佛家的小故事等。同學的分享令我了解到這些故事背後所帶出的意義和作者的寫作動機。譚翼輝博士對於儒、道和佛家的講解詳盡,而且對於不同派別的宗教亦有其獨特的見解。這一科很有趣,老師會分享一些與生活有關的趣事來帶出一些概念,深入淺出,簡單易明。

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Year 2 student from Science

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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.