BUDDSTD C223 Readings in Chinese Buddhist Texts 2 or 4 Units

 

Description

This seminar is an intensive introduction to various genres of Buddhist literature in classical Chinese, including translations of Sanskrit and Central Asian scriptures. Chinese commentaries, philosophical treatises, hagiographies, and sectarian works. It is intended for graduate students who already have some facility in classical Chinese. It will also serve as a tools and methods course, covering the basic reference works and secondary scholarship in the field of East Asian Buddhism. The content of the course will be adjusted from semester to semester to best accommodate the needs and interests of students.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor

Repeat rules: Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

Also listed as: CHINESE C223