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The key debates and theorists in the study of Buddhism with an emphasis on recent work, including lived Buddhism, monasticism, Buddhism and politics, Buddhist law, and Buddhism outside of Asia.
|Paper title||Key Debates in Buddhist Studies|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2021, expected to be offered in 2024 (Distance learning)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,069.75|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,678.00|
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- More information link
View more information on the Religion website: www.otago.ac.nz/religion
- Teaching staff
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Ben Schonthal
- Paper Structure
- This paper consists of 4 modules:
- Lived Buddhism
- Buddhism, Monasticism and Authority
- Buddhism, Politics, and Law
- Buddhism Outside Asia
- Essay One (4,000-5,000 words) 40%
- Essay Two (4,000-5,000 words) 40%
- Seminar Discussion 20%
- Living Buddhism - Julia Cassiniti
- Seeing Through Zen - John McRae
- Buddhism, Politics, and Political Thought - Matthew Walton
- Mourning the Unborn Dead - Jeff Wilson (available online through the library)
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Students who take this course will be able to:
- Demonstrate familiarity with important theories and theorists in the field of Buddhist Studies.
- Discuss key developments and changes to the way Buddhism has been studied over the past few decades.
- Identify key debates and disagreements in the academic study of Buddhism and articulate the rationale and evidence for opposing viewpoints.
- Critically analyse and assess contemporary approaches to the study of Buddhism, while situating one's own research and methodology in the context of those approaches.
- Design and execute a research project that draws critically upon recent scholarship in Buddhist Studies.