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RELI0325

Seminar in Buddhist Studies

Seminar in Buddhist Studies: Chinese Buddhism AT
We will study the introduction of Buddhism to China and its development in that cultural setting. We begin by considering the profound differences between Buddhism and Chinese culture and possible reasons for the widespread acceptance of Buddhism in China. We then address Chinese innovations in Buddhist thought and practice, relations between Buddhists and the state, and the interaction of Buddhism with Confucianism, Taoism, and popular religion. We will conclude with a brief investigation into the current state of Buddhism in mainland China, Taiwan, and Chinese diaspora communities. (RELI 0120 or RELI 0220 or RELI 0225) 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL PHL
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2010

RELI0325A-S10 Seminar (Morrison)

Spring 2007

RELI0325A-S07 Seminar (Morrison)

Fall 2004

RELI0325A-F04 Seminar (Morrison)

Spring 2004

RELI0325A-S04 Seminar (Morrison)