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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 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 | 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.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Harrison, P. (PI)

RELIGST 352A: The Story of a Buddhist Megascripture: Readings in the Avatamsaka (RELIGST 252A)

In this course we will explore the massive Mahayana Buddhist scriptural compilation known as the Avatamsaka Sutra (more correctly: Buddhavatamsaka Sutra). We will investigate the development of the text in India, study its contents, and consider its later reception in East Asia. Since much of the course will be devoted to reading sections of the Buddhavatamsaka, a reading knowledge of Chinese is required.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

RELIGST 353: Mountains, Buddhist Practice, and Religious Studies (RELIGST 253)

The notion of the sacred mountain. Readings from ethnographic and theoretical works, and primary sources.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

RELIGST 354: Recent Contributions to Buddhist Studies (RELIGST 254)

This reading intensive course will examine nine areas in recent work in Buddhist studies, including ethnography, archaeology, monasticism, the study of "experience," and gender. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

RELIGST 355: Religion and Power in the Making of Modern South Asia (HISTORY 297F, RELIGST 255)

This course examines the diverse ways that religious traditions have been involved in the brokering of power in South Asia from the late seventeenth century to the present day. We will examine the intersection of religion and power in different arenas, including historical memory, religious festivals, language politics, and violent actions. At the core of our inquiry is how religion is invoked in political contexts (and vice-versa), public displays of religiosity, and the complex dynamics of religion and the state. Among other issues, we will particularly engage with questions of religious identity, knowledge, and violence. Undergraduates must enroll in RELIGST 255 for 5 units. Graduate students must enroll RELIGST 355 for 3-5 units. HISTORY297F must be taken for 4-5 units.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Truschke, A. (PI)

RELIGST 356: The Brahma Net Sutra (Fanwang Jing) (RELIGST 256)

A study of an important Chinese Buddhist apocryphal work, with special attention to interpretation of content, impact on monastic codes in medieval China, transmissional history and commentarial tradition.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

RELIGST 357: Readings in Daoist Texts (RELIGST 257)

Readings from primary sources. Prerequisite: classical Chinese.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 4 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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