This unit explores the history and development of Buddhism in East Asia, namely, China, Korea, and Japan, from its introduction at the beginning of the Common Era to modern times. The unit will focus on several of the most important and distinctive forms of Buddhism in East Asia, such as Tiantai/Tendai, Pure Land and Chan/Zen Buddhism, and the issues and themes that are common to them. Particular attention will be paid to notions of liberation, developments in practice, and ritual forms. The unit will also investigate Buddhism's relationship with the state in these countries.
1x2hr Lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1xtutorial presentation (equivalent to 500wds) (15%), 1xquiz (equivalent to 500wds) (15%), 1x2000wd written assignment (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%)
12 credit points at 1000 level