RLG466H1: Sravakayana and Theravada Text

Hours

24S

An advanced study of key texts pertaining to the Theravada and other Sravakayana schools produced in Southern and Southeastern Asia from the early centuries BC till today with a focus on issues of translation, interpretation, commentarial approaches, doctrinal and narrative strategies, as well as issues related to the production, circulation, and consumption of these works. Texts will vary by year; consult the departmental website for this year’s course description.

Prerequisite
Reading knowledge in Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Chinese or a pertinent Asian vernacular literary language
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Mode of Delivery
In Class