This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer A Journey Through Ancient China Religion in Chinese History Evening Course Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET Code: 1J0270A Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Select your Tickets $25 Member $30 Non-Member Save when you purchase this program as a part of one of these series! 4 Program Series: A Journey Through Ancient China Find series tickets Resize text The Hanging Monastery, the only Chinese temple that encompasses Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism China has more than 3,000 years of recorded history, but misconceptions abound at every stage. This series takes you on a thematic tour of four important topics in ancient Chinese history: religion, ethnicity, law, and eunuchs. Justin M. Jacobs, a professor of Chinese history at American University, gives you a nuanced overview based on the latest scholarship and illustrated with copious slides. Jacobs is the author of The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost Its Treasures. He recently completed a 24-episode series on UNESCO World Heritage Sites for The Great Courses and is currently conducting research on the voyages of Captain Cook in the Pacific. Session Information Religion in Chinese History China has a rich and diverse religious tradition that dates back to the 13th century B.C., when oracle bones—part of the shoulder bone of an ox or a piece of tortoise shell—were used for divination. Jacobs examines many types of supernatural worship, from deified ancestors to river gods to Taoist and Buddhist deities. He also looks at Taoist efforts to achieve immortality, the evolution of conceptions of the soul, and changing views of the netherworld. Additional Sessions of the Journey through Ancient China Series May 31: Ethnic Identity in Chinese History June 7: Law and Punishment in Chinese History June 14: Eunuchs in Chinese History General Information View Common FAQs and Policies about our Online Programs on Zoom.