CANCELED: Introduction to Indian Buddhist Classics

Course content

This course introduces to some of the main works of Indian Buddhist literature. We will read translations of world and secondary literature about them. The topics include the beginnings of writing in India (Ashoka-Inscriptions, Pali Canon), several important and translated works of the Pali Canon (Theravada-Tradition) such as the Jataka-Tales of Buddha's previous births, the life of the Buddha, his teachings on causality, the four noble truths, non-self (Sutra on Questions to King Milinda), nirvana (Mahaparinirvanasutra), meditation, and ethical issues and virtues. Readings in and about several important works of the Mahayana-Tradition include the literature of the Prajnaparamita (extracts from Conze's Book), the Pure Land Sutra, Madhyamaka as a Mahayana School of Thought (Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika, Shantideva),  Yogacara as a Mahayana School of Thought (Lankavatarasutra) and tantric literature.

Education

Curriculum for the BA programme in Asian Studies with specialisations in Indology, Japanese Studies, China Studies, Korean Studies, Southeast Asian Studies and Tibetology, The 2015 Curriculum and

Curriculum for the BA programme in Asian Studies with specialisations in Indology, Japanese Studies, China Studies, Korean Studies, Southeast Asian Studies and Tibetology, The 2010 Curriculum and

Curriculum for the Studies in Tibetology The 2007 Curriculum

Learning outcome

BA 2015-ordning:
Tibetologi realia 1 med sprog (fagelementkode HTIB00831E)

BA 2010-ordning:
Tibetologisk realia 2 (fagelementkode HTIB00731E)
Tibetologisk realia 3 (fagelementkode HTIB00761E)

BA Tilvalg 2007-ordning:
Tibetologisk Realia A (fagelementkode HTIB10041E)
Tibetologisk Realia B (fagelementkode HTIB10061E)

 

Seminar with lectures and group work

Will be distributed during the semester

ECTS
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assessment

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 370,5
  • Lectures
  • 42
  • English
  • 412,5