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Chan/Zen Buddhism

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Traces the historical development of Chan/Zen Buddhism in China and its transmission to Japan and subsequent transformation. Each time this course is offered, a specific theme will be emphasized: doctrinal disputes, systems of meditation, ritual-practice, institutional structures, material culture and artistic traditions.

Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies the Philosophical and Religious Perspectives distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies the Religion distribution requirement.
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.
Satisfies requirement in East Asian Studies.


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