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ASIA 450Z 001 (Lecture)

Special Topics in Buddhist Studies - BUDDHIST STUDIES

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This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 2 (Jan 06, 2020 to Apr 08, 2020)

Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates

Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): January 17, 2020

Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : January 17, 2020
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
February 14, 2020

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
2 Wed Fri16:0017:30Irving K Barber Learning Centre158

Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:8
Currently Registered:7
General Seats Remaining:8
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  The title of this course is Buddhism and Social Changes in Contemporary East Asia. This is a student directed seminar focusing on the relationship between Buddhism and contemporary social changes from 1950 to the present in East Asia. Students will discuss how Buddhism responds to social, political and economic changes with a focus on Mahayana Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism. Students will cover themes such as identity politics, gender, nationalism, cultural revitalization, diaspora, secularism, globalization, and new religious movements within Buddhism. We will go through these themes by examining case studies such as the Cultural Revolution in China and charity works run by Buddhist communities. Each week, we will begin with a specific case study, and then closely examine related theory.&~

Book Summary :
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