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.
Students at all levels welcome.
(not offered 2015-16.)