Religious Studies | Studies in Buddhism: Revisioning Buddhsim in Medieval Japan
R552 | 25881 | Quinter, D.
“Topics in the Buddhist Tradition” is an advanced course on specific
themes and methodological issues in the study of Buddhism. The focus
for the current semester is on changing models of Buddhism in
medieval Japan. Issues to be explored in detail include past and
present visions of Buddhism in the Kamakura period, recent
scholarship on women and gender in medieval Japanese religion, and
the relationship between Buddhism and Shinto in premodern Japan.
The course is designed for advanced undergraduates and graduate
students who have had at least one prior course at the 200 level or
above in Buddhism or East Asian religions more broadly. Students who
have not will be admitted only with the permission of the instructor.