Studies on Chinese Buddhism
This course studies major traditions in Chinese Buddhism including Chan, Pure Land, Huayen and Tiantai Buddhism. We also seek to understand the Chinese Buddhist tradition by utilizing some recent researches in the field. Some examples are the research on northern school of Chan Buddhism by John MCRAE and Bernard FAURE, on Pure Land Buddhism by Luis GOMEZ and Richard PAYNE, on Buddhism in the Song especially Tiantai Buddhism by Peter GREGORY and Daniel GETZ. Secondary sources will be used together with selected primary sources to stimulate discussion in class.
Old Course Code (2009-10 and before) : RST5118