HTIA00674U  Buddhism across Asia

Volume 2013/2014
Education
Udbydes efter Studieordning for Asienstudier på BA-niveau med specialisering i de centrale fag Indologi, Japanstudier, Kinastudier, Koreastudier, Sydøstasienstudier og Tibetologi, 2010-ordningen
Content

Buddhism, originally indigenous to the Indian subcontinent, spread from there to South, South-East, Central, and East Asia, and since the 19th century also to Europe and America. Over the two and a half millennia of its existence and along the path of its travels, Buddhism has undergone many transformations, and it has exerted considerable influence on and adapted itself to indigenous cultures and religions in these areas. In our course we will look at the origins and trace some of its transformations up to modern times. After a brief introduction to Indian Buddhism we will present the histories of Buddhism and case studies of its interactions with other cultures in China, Tibet, Thailand, Japan and Indonesia.

India, Kenneth Zysk, Jan-Ulrich Sobisch:

  1. The Buddha in context: Indian philosophical trends of his time
  2. Pan-Indianism, inclusivism, syncretism, and symbiosis: models of co-existence in India

China, Bent Nielsen:

  1. On the Immortality of the Soul - Early Debates between Buddhist Apologetics and the Chinese Intellectual Elite
  2. The Buddhist Sangha vs. the Chinese Dynastic State

Southeast Asia, Cynthia Chou:

  1. The coming of Buddhism to Southeast Asia, and more recent developments and practices (including the "syncretist" nature of Thai Buddhism)
  2. The case of Thammakay (Dhammakaya) in Thailand (including issues of globalization, commercialization, mass movements, etc.)
  3. Buddhism in other parts of  Southeast Asia, such as its role in politics in Burma in the modern era (both the colonial and the post-colonial periods)

Japan, Christoph Kleine (University of Leipzig) October 3-4. (date fixed):

  1. Buddhism and the indigenous cults of Japan
  2. The ‘practical atheism’ of Japanese Pure Land Buddhism

Tibet, Jan-Ulrich Sobisch:

  1. The assimilation of Indian Buddhism in Tibet
  2. Gender struggle: modern Buddhist nuns and full ordination in Asia
Learning Outcome
India

BA 2010-ordning:
Indologisk realia 1 (fagelementkode HIDB00671E)
Indologisk realia 2 (fagelementkode HIDB00731E)
Indologisk realia 3 (fagelementkode HIDB00761E)

BA 2005-ordning:
Realia B (fagelementkode HIDB00481E)
Realia C (fagelementkode HIDB00511E)

BA tilvalg 2007-ordning:
Indologisk realia A (fagelementkode HIDB10041E)
Indologisk realia B (fagelementkode HIDB10051E)

KA 2008-ordning:
Tværfagligt tema (fagelementkode HIDK03021E)
Tekstbaseret emne (fagelementkode HIDK03031E)
Emnekursus B (fagelementkode HIDK03091E)

Southeast Asian Studies

BA 2010-ordning:
Sydøstasistisk realia 1 (fagelementkode HIØB00671E/HTHB00671E)
Sydøstasiatisk realia 2 (fagelementkode HIØB00741E/HTHB00741E)
Sydøstasiatisk realia 3 (fagelementkode HIØB00761E/HTHB00761E)

BA 2005-ordning:
Sydøstasiatisk Realia B (fagelementkode HSØB00361E)
Sydøstasiatisk Realia C (fagelementkode HSØB00391E)

BA Tilvalg 2007-ordning:
Sydøstasiatisk Realia A (fagelementkode HSØB10051E)
Sydøstasiatisk Realia B (fagelementkode HSØB10061E)

KA 2008-ordning:
Tværfagligt tema (fagelementkode HFKK00356E/HFKK00372E)
Tekstbaseret emne (faglementkode HFKK00316E)
Emnekursus B (fagelementkode  HFKK00371E/HFKK00328E 

Tibet

BA 2010-ordning:
Tibetologisk realia 2 (fagelementkode HTIB00731E)
Tibetologisk realia 3 (fagelementkode HTIB00761E)

BA 2005-ordning:
Tibetologisk realia B (fagelementkode HTIB00401E)
Tibetologisk realia C (fagelementkode HTIB00421E)

BA tilvalg 2007-ordning:
Tibetologisk Realia B (fagelementkode HTIB10061E)

KA 2008-ordning:
Tværfagligt tema (fagelementkode HTIK03021E)
Emnekursus A (fagelementkode HTIK03041E)

China

BA 2010-ordning:
Kinesisk realia 1 (fagelementkode HKIB00731E)
Kinesisk realia 2 (fagelementkode HKIB00761E)

BA 2005-ordning:
Kinesisk realia B (fagelementkode HKIB00471E)
Kinesisk realia C (fagelementkode HKIB00501E)

BA tilvalg 2007-ordning:
Kinesisk realia D (fagelementkode HKIB10041E)
Kinesisk realia E (fagelementkode HKIB10051E)
Kinesisk realia F (fagelementkode HKIB10061E)

KA 2008-ordning:
Tværfagligt tema (fagelementkode HKIK03022E)
Emnekursus B (fagelementkode HKIK03101E) 

Japan

BA 2010-ordning:
Japansk realia 1 (fagelementkode HJAB00671E)
Japansk realia 2 (fagelementkode HJAB00731E)
Japansk realia 3 (fagelementkode HJAB00761E)

BA 2005-ordning:
Japansk realia B (fagelementkode HJAB00421E)
Japansk realia C (fagelementkode HJAB00451E)

BA tilvalg 2007-ordning:
Japansk realia A (fagelementkode HJAB10041E)
Japansk realia B (fagelementkode HJAB10071E)

KA 2008-ordning:
Tværfagligt tema (fagelementkode HJAK03032E)
Emnekursus B (fagelementkode HJAK03101E)

Credit
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assesment
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