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  • 1

    Buddhist Traditions (Rel 6346

    Prof. Mario Poceski (Religion Dept

    ClassClassClassClass Time & LocationTime & LocationTime & LocationTime & Location

    Wed 10:40–1:40; LEI 104.

    Office Office Office Office HHHHoursoursoursours & Contact Information & Contact Information & Contact Information & Contact Information

    Mon & Wed, 4:00–5:00 pm, and by appointment, 132 Anderson

    (352) 273-2937; mpoceski@ufl.edu; www.clas.ufl.edu/users/mpoceski

    Course DescriptionCourse DescriptionCourse DescriptionCourse Description

    The graduate seminar serves as a comprehensive survey of

    doctrines, traditions, and historical developments

    become acquainted with recent scholarship

    canonical collections, and reflect on the scope and

    This is one of the core courses in the Asian religions

    PrerequisitesPrerequisitesPrerequisitesPrerequisites

    There are no formal prerequisites, although

    knowledge of Asian languages is required

    classical languages they use in their research

    FormatFormatFormatFormat

    The seminar is organized around class discussions

    the students will rotate the responsibility

    assigned readings. Students are required to come to each class prepared to engage in critical analysis

    and discussion of the relevant materials.

    RequirementsRequirementsRequirementsRequirements

    • Class attendance, participation, and reading of

    • Class presentations, reading summaries,

    • Bibliography of academic works on Buddhism

    • Research paper, due 4/27 (60%).

    Required TextsRequired TextsRequired TextsRequired Texts

    Williams, Paul. Mahāyāna Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations

    Lopez, Donald S., ed. Curators of the Buddha: The Study of Buddhism under Colonialism

    Course Reader (CR); will be distributed in class.

    Encyclopedia of Buddhism (EB) articles; a

    Poceski—Buddhist Texts Syllabus

    (Rel 6346) Religion Dept., Univ. of Florida)

    & Contact Information & Contact Information & Contact Information & Contact Information

    , and by appointment, 132 Anderson Hall.

    www.clas.ufl.edu/users/mpoceski.

    serves as a comprehensive survey of Buddhism, covering the

    , and historical developments, with a focus on South and East Asia

    scholarship on Buddhism, read representative works from

    reflect on the scope and nature of Buddhist studies as an academic discipline

    one of the core courses in the Asian religions track of the graduate program in religion.

    although prior knowledge of Buddhism will be very helpful. No

    knowledge of Asian languages is required, but students are encouraged to do extra readings in the

    classical languages they use in their research.

    nized around class discussions based on the assigned weekly readings.

    rotate the responsibility of making presentations and leading discussion

    tudents are required to come to each class prepared to engage in critical analysis

    e relevant materials.

    , and reading of all assigned materials (20% of the final grade).

    , reading summaries, and leading of discussions (10%).

    of academic works on Buddhism, due 4/1 (10%).

    0%).

    Mahāyāna Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations.

    Curators of the Buddha: The Study of Buddhism under Colonialism

    ; will be distributed in class.

    articles; available as an e-Book from the UF library.

    Buddhist Texts Syllabus

    Spring 2009

    the principal texts,

    South and East Asia. Students will

    works from the

    nature of Buddhist studies as an academic discipline.

    track of the graduate program in religion.

    will be very helpful. No

    , but students are encouraged to do extra readings in the

    igned weekly readings. Each week,

    discussions of the

    tudents are required to come to each class prepared to engage in critical analysis

    % of the final grade).

    Curators of the Buddha: The Study of Buddhism under Colonialism.

  • 2

    Discussion Topics and Discussion Topics and Discussion Topics and Discussion Topics and Course Schedule Course Schedule Course Schedule Course Schedule (Tentative and subject to change)

    Week 1, 1/7 Introduction to the Course

    [EB] “India,” “Buddha,” “Sangha”

    Part Part Part Part 1111: : : : South AsiaSouth AsiaSouth AsiaSouth Asia

    W 2, 1/14 Early Buddhist History

    [CR] Lamotte

    W 3, 1/21 Traditions of Early Buddhism

    [CR] Bodhi: 1–40; Collins

    Schools,” “Canon”

    W 4, 1/28 Development of the Mahāyāna

    Williams: 1–115; [CR]

    W 5, 2/4 Mahāyāna Teachings

    Williams: 141–256; [CR] Thurman

    W 6, 2/11 Emergence of Tantra

    [CR] Davidson: 1–24,

    Part Part Part Part 2222: : : : East AsiaEast AsiaEast AsiaEast Asia

    W 7, 2/18 Transmission and Growth of Buddhism in China

    [CR] Zurcher, Poceski

    W 8, 2/25 Buddhism and Chinese Culture

    [CR] Poceski, Mollier

    W 9, 3/4 Chinese Buddhist Doctrines

    Williams: 116–38; [CR]

    W 10 Spring break (3/7–3/15)

    W 11, 3/18 Chan/Zen Records of Sayings

    [CR] Poceski (both articles), Cleary & Cleary,

    W 12, 3/25 Special lecture on women in Daoism by Livia Kohn (Boston U)

    W 13, 4/1 Buddhism in Korea

    [CR] Lee; [EB] “Korea”

    W 14, 4/8 Buddhism in Japan

    [CR] de Bary; [EB] “Japan”

    Part Part Part Part 3333: : : : TTTThe Westhe Westhe Westhe West

    W 15, 4/15 Western Engagements with Buddhism

    Lopez: 1–61, 107–160

    Poceski—Buddhist Texts Syllabus

    Course Schedule Course Schedule Course Schedule Course Schedule

    Introduction to the Course

    “India,” “Buddha,” “Sangha”

    Early Buddhist History

    s of Early Buddhism

    Collins; [EB] “Abhidharma,” “Theravāda,” “Mainstream Buddhist

    Development of the Mahāyāna Tradition

    [CR] Harrison

    Teachings

    [CR] Thurman

    Emergence of Tantra

    24, 113–68, 293–339; [EB] “Tantra,” “Tibet”

    Transmission and Growth of Buddhism in China

    Poceski (both chapters)

    Buddhism and Chinese Culture

    Mollier; [EB] “China, Buddhist Art in,” “Dunhuang,” “Chan Art

    Chinese Buddhist Doctrines

    [CR] Gimello, Swanson; [EB] “Huayan jing,” “Huayan School

    3/15)

    Records of Sayings

    [CR] Poceski (both articles), Cleary & Cleary, Cheng Chien

    Special lecture on women in Daoism by Livia Kohn (Boston U)

    “Korea”

    “Japan”

    Western Engagements with Buddhism

    Buddhist Texts Syllabus

    “Mainstream Buddhist

    “Chan Art”

    “Huayan School”

  • 3 Poceski—Buddhist Texts Syllabus

    W 15, 4/15 Buddhist Studies as an Academic Discipline

    Lopez: 251–95; [EB] “Buddhist Studies”; [CR] Schopen, Gómez

    W 16, 4/22 Students’ presentations of their research projects

    Course ReaderCourse ReaderCourse ReaderCourse Reader

    Lamotte, Etienne. History of Indian Buddhism: 1–84.

    Bhikkhu Bodhi, ed. In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pāli Canon: 1–40.

    Collins, Steven. "On the Very Idea of the Pali Canon," Journal of the Pali Text Society 15 (1990): 89–126.

    Harrison, Paul "Searching for the Origins of the Mahayana: What are we looking for?" Eastern Buddhist 28.1

    (Spring, 1995): 48–69.

    Thurman, Robert. The Holy Teaching of Vimalakīrti: A Mahāyāna Scripture: 10–19.

    Davidson, Ronald M. Indian Esoteric Buddhism: A Social History of the Tantric Movement: 1–24, 113–68, 293–339.

    Poceski, Mario. Introducing Chinese Religions: chapters 5 & 6.

    Zurcher, Eric. “Perspectives on the Study of Chinese Buddhism.” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great

    Britain and Ireland 2 (1982): 161–76.

    Poceski, Mario. “Lay Models of Engagement with Chan Teachings and Practices among the Literati in

    Mid-Tang China.” Journal of Chinese Religions 35 (2007): 63–97.

    Mollier, Christine. Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face: Scripture, Ritual, and Iconographic Exchange in

    Medieval China: 1–22.

    Gimello, Robert. “Apophatic and Kataphatic Discourse in Mahāyāna: A Chinese view.” Philosophy East and

    West 26/2 (1976): 117–136.

    Swanson, Paul L. Foundations of T’ian-t’ai Philosophy: The Flowering of the Two truths Theory in Chinese

    Buddhism: 1–17, 115–56.

    Cheng Chien Bhikshu. Sun-Face Buddha: The Teachings of Ma-tsu and the Hung-chou School of Ch’an: 59–94.

    Poceski, Mario. “Mazu yulu and the Creation of the Chan Records of Sayings.” Steven Heine and Dale S.

    Wright, eds. The Zen Canon: Understanding the Classic Texts: 53–79.

    Poceski, Mario. “Guishan jingce and the Ethical Foundations of Chan Practice.” Steven Heine and Dale

    Wright, eds. Zen Classics: 15–42.

    Cleary, Thomas & J. C. Cleary, trans. The Blue Cliff Record: 358–63.

    Lee, Peter and Theodore de Bary, eds. Sources of Korean Tradition: Volume One: 34–53, 78–93, 117–31, 216–35.

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