How is “heaven” depicted in Chinese religions?
How is “heaven” depicted in Chinese religions?
Your essay needs to at least utilize the following three readings (you are welcome to use more than these three):
I. Sima Qian, “Shiji 127: The Biography of the Diviners of Lucky Days,” in Records of the Grand Historian of China, Vol. 2, trans. Burton Watson (New York: Columbia University Press, 1971), pp .425–431.
II. Richard von Glahn, “Ancestors, Ghosts, and Gods in Ancient China,” in The Sinister Way: The Divine and the Demonic in Chinese Religious Culture(Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004), pp. 19–44.
III. Guan Hanqing, “Moving Heaven and Shaking the Earth: The Injustice to Dou E,” in Monks, Bandits, Lovers, and Immortals: Eleven Early Chinese Plays, tr. Stephen H. West & Wilt L. Idema (Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 2010), pp. 1–37.
Other Requirements:
1) The length of the essay is at least 1,200-word long (12-point Times Roman font, double-spaced, one-inch margins). Please provide a title.
2) The word count needs to be displayed at the end of the response.
3) Students are required to avoid quoting long passages from the readings; instead paraphrasing a passage with one’s own word is allowed. When citing a source, please always give the appropriate page number(s) if possible.