Japanese Religion and the Samurai

AUT University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Japanese Religion and the Samurai

  • Host University

    AUT University

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Japanese, Religion

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Explores the indigenous Japanese religion, Shinto and the introduction of various sects of Buddhism that influenced Japanese feudal life. Discusses the significance of Zen Buddhism on the moral code and beliefs that governed the lives of the samurai. The introduction of Christianity and the so called New Religions of post Second World War era and how they shape present day Japan

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