South Asian C224: Readings in Tibetan Buddhist Texts

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: 24194
Units: 2
Times and Locations:

Th 2-5

288 Dwinelle

This seminar provides an introduction to a broad range of Tibetan Buddhist texts, including chronicles and histories, biographical literature, doctrinal treatises, canonical texts, ritual manuals, pilgrimage guides, and liturgical texts. It is intended for graduate students interested in premodern Tibet from any perspective. Students are required to do all of the readings in the original classical Tibetan. It will also serve as a tools and methods for the study of Tibetan Buddhist literature, including standard lexical and bibliographic references, digital resources, and secondary literature in modern languages. The content of the course will vary from semester to semester to account for the needs and interests of particular students. This course may be taken for two or four credits, in conversation with the instructor.