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Chan/Zen Buddhism

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Pang

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.

Satisfies the Philosophical and Religious Perspectives distribution requirement.
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.
Satisfies requirement in East Asian Studies.


Prerequisites:

Students at all levels welcome.

(not offered 2015-16.)