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Death and Remembrance in Chinese History

Course Level-Format:   undergraduate
Instructor: K.E. Brashier
Institution: Reed College

Course Term: Fall
Course Year: 2012


A 2008 course by Ken Brashier at Reed College studies the “hell scrolls” in the college’s possession, as well as others, to understand how their depiction of hell “Chinese scrolls depicting hell combine image and text to communicate religious ideas to a broad audience; they offer ethics, entertainment and an education on how the cosmos works, warning about the certainties of karmic retribution.”