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Spring 2019 East Asian: Religion GU4320 section 001

Call Number 75900
Day & Time
W 12:10pm-2:00pm
607 Hamilton Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Seong-Uk Kim
Course Description Since Buddhism was introduced to Korea 1,600 years ago, the religion has had great impact on almost all aspects of the Korean society, making significant contributions to the distinct development of Korean culture. In this course, we will explore how Buddhism has influenced and interacted with various fields of Korean culture such as art, architecture, literature, philosophy, politics, religions, and popular culture. Buddhist scriptures, written in classical Chinese, with their colorful imaginations, have stimulated the development of Korean literature. Buddhist art, sculpture, and architecture have also catalyzed the Korean counterparts to bloom. The sophisticated philosophy and worldview of Buddhism, along with its diverse religious practices and rituals have added richness to the spiritual life of Korean people. Buddhism also attracted a significant number of followers, often playing important roles in politics. Throughout the course, we will not only investigate the influence of Buddhism on diverse aspects of Korean culture on their forms and at their depths, but also examine the interactions between Buddhism and other religions, as well as politics. Students will learn how Korean people have formed and reformed Korean culture through the medium of Buddhism
Web Site Vergil
Department East Asian Languages and Cultures
Enrollment 11 students (15 max) as of 11:03AM Monday, June 24, 2019
Subject East Asian: Religion
Number GU4320
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To School of the Arts, Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, Graduate School of Arts and Science, General Studies, School of Professional Studies, Global Programs, International and Public Affairs
Campus Morningside
Section key 20191EARL4320W001

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