Units of Study

BDST6904 - Buddhism in Gandhara and Central Asia

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Mark Allon

Description

The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the history of Buddhism in the northwest of the Indian subcontinent, particularly ancient Gandhara (present day Pakistan and Afghanistan) and Central Asia. Topics investigated will include the political, economic and cultural factors that influenced the implantation, expansion and development of Buddhism in these regions; Buddhism's interaction with other religions, such as Nestorian Christianity; the spread of Buddhism to China; artistic expressions; and the decline and disappearance of Buddhism.

Assessments

1x5000wd essay (100%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

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