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Topics in Buddhist Studies: Recent Scholarship

In this seminar we shall read and discuss a selection of recent important works on Buddhism (in English). Topics covered will include Buddhism and science, material culture, death, relics, art and architecture of Buddhist sites. In addition we shall survey trends in recent Buddhist Studies scholarship produced in other languages (Chinese, Japanese, French, German, etc.). Students will be required to write regular, short (1-2 page), critical responses to the readings in addition to a longer essay that reflects on the state of the field of Buddhist Studies.


Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes Language?: No

James Benn