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RELIGST 341: Comparative Perspectives on Classical Chinese Texts

Classical Chinese texts, in prose and poetry, interpreted through comparative perspectives drawn from both inside and outside China. Consent of the instructor required.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 4-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

RELIGST 345: Christianity Seminar

Topics in the study of Christianity for doctoral students. Recent scholarship and approaches to research.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Spring 2018 | Units: 3-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

RELIGST 346: Constructing Race and Religion in America (AFRICAAM 236, AMSTUD 246, CSRE 246, HISTORY 256G, HISTORY 356G, RELIGST 246)

This seminar focuses on the interrelationships between social constructions of race, and social interpretations of religion in America. How have assumptions about race shaped religious worldviews? How have religious beliefs shaped racial attitudes? How have ideas about religion and race contributed to notions of what it means to be "American"? We will look at primary and secondary sources, and at the historical development of ideas and practices over time.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Winter 2018 | Units: 4-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

RELIGST 347: Chinese Buddhist Texts

Chinese Buddhist texts from the Han Dynasty onwards, including sutra translations, prefaces, colophons, story collections and biographies. Prerequisite: reading competence in Chinese.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

RELIGST 348: Chinese Buddhism in World Historical Perspective (RELIGST 248)

Shared cosmologies, trade routes, and political systems. Prerequisite: background in Chinese or Japanese.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

RELIGST 348A: Chinese Buddhism Beyond the Great Wall (RELIGST 248A)

The thought, practice, and cultural resonance of the sorts of originally Chinese Buddhism that flourished to the north and northwest of China proper during the two to three centuries following the fall of the Tang - i.e., under the Khitan Liao (907-1125) and the Tangut Xixia (1032-1227) dynasties - with special emphasis on the later fortunes of the Huayan, Chan, and Mijiao (Esoteric) traditions. Prerequisite: reading knowledge of Chinese.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

RELIGST 348B: Readings in the Corpus of Dharmaraksa

The corpus of translation texts ascribed to Dharmaraksa (fl. ca. 265-308) represents an important milestone in the development of the Chinese Buddhist translation literature. In this course, students will read selections from Dharmaraksa's works, focusing on traces of the translation process, problems of interpretation, and what the texts reveal about the world in which they were composed. Ability to read classical Chinese is required. Some knowledge of Sanskrit and/or Gandhari is desirable, but not necessary.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

RELIGST 349: Meditation and Mythology in Chinese Buddhism

Readings in Chinese texts and English scholarly literature on issues such as specific techniques and hagiographical imagery in Chinese Buddhist traditions of self-cultivation. Prerequisite: background in Chinese or Japanese.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

RELIGST 350: Modern Western Religious Thought Proseminar

Selected topics in recent and contemporary religious thought. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Winter 2010 | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

RELIGST 351: Readings in Indian Buddhist Texts (RELIGST 251)

(Graduate students register for 351.) Introduction to Buddhist literature through reading original texts in Sanskrit. Prerequisite: Sanskrit. Undergraduates register for 200-level for 5 units. Graduate students register for 300-level for 3-5 units.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Harrison, P. (PI)
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