LECTURE BASED QUESTIONS: 1. Why might many people assume that "there is no religion in modern day China"? Why is suchan assumption incorrect? What place does religion occupy in modern day China?
2. What does it mean to say that Chinese religious thought is characterized by syncretism? How does a syncretic approach bring about a very different understanding of and approach to religion?
3. What role do gods, spirits, ancestors, divination practices such as feng shui, and priests, play in traditional forms of Chinese religion?
4. When, where, and with whom do Confucian teachings emerge? What basic ideas and practices are associated with this tradition?