South and Southeast Asian Studies C145: Buddhism in Contemporary Society

Category: South and Southeast Asian
Course #: 24155
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

MWF 9-10 Morgan 101

24156; Section 101. Th 1-2 Morgan 109

24157; Section 102. Th 3-4 Dwinelle 79

24158; Section 103. W 10-11 Cory 285

24159; Section 104. W 2-3 Hildebrand B51

A study of the Buddhist tradition as it is found today in Asia. The course will focus on specific living traditions of East, South, and/or Southeast Asia. Themes to be addressed may include contemporary Buddhist ritual practices; funerary and mortuary customs; the relationship between Buddhism and other local religious traditions; the relationship between Buddhist institutions and the state; Buddhist monasticism and its relationship to the laity; Buddhist ethics; Buddhist "modernism," and so on.