Units of Study

BDST2613 - Zen and Chan Buddhism

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Wendi Adamek


This unit explores the thought and practice of Zen (Japanese) and Chan (Chinese) Buddhism. In the first part of the unit we examine the formation of Chan Buddhism in China. In the second half we focus on two major figures in the history of Japanese Zen (Dogen and Hakuin). We then turn to key transitions in the 20th century.


1x1250wd mid semester draft (25%), 1xoral presentation (equivalent to 500wd) (10%), 1x1750wd research essay (35%), 1x1000wd mid semester test (20%), tutorial participation (10%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 credit points from subject areas listed in Table A in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook


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