Introduces students to the histories, texts, material culture, and practices of Buddhism in East Asian cultural settings. The spring 2018 offering will focus on Chan/Son/Zen traditions in China, Korea, and Japan. Is there really such a thing as Zen? To answer this question we will do intensive reading of key primary texts (such as the Platform Sutra) and important historical and critical secondary works.

Flashcards

Introductory and Review Videos