Religious Studies | The Taoist Tradition
R369 | 3979 | Campany

A lecture course introducing the major texts of the Taoist
philosophical tradition and the history and structure of the Taoist
religion, China’s only indigenous higher religion.  Readings include
primary and secondary works.  This course attends to the full range
of Taoist ideas and practices, including revealed scriptures, social
and communal structures, meditative and other self-cultivational
techniques (dietary, sexual, alchemical, monastic practices), rituals
and festivals. Film and slide materials form an integral part of the
course.  Requirements include tests and short papers.