Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

ASIA 316 - BUDDHISM IN BRITISH COLONIES

Long Title: RELIGION AND MODERNITY: BUDDHISM IN BRITISH COLONIAL SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
Department: Asian Studies
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: Concentrating on Buddhism in colonial India, Burma/Myanmar and Ceylon/Sri Lanka, this course examines the dynamic interactions between religion and modernity. It lays out the pressures of modernity and the ways in which Buddhism responded to them. Three broader themes of the course are the East-West contact, the modern-premodern negotiation and the local-global evolution.