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Spring 2020 East Asian: Religion GU4310 section 001
LIFE WRIT/TIBET BUDDHIST LIT
LIFE WRIT/TIBET BUDDHIST

Call Number 12517
Day & Time
Location
M 12:10pm-2:00pm
602 Northwest Corner Building
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Gray W Tuttle
Type SEMINAR
Course Description This course engages the genre of life writing in Tibetan Buddhist culture, addressing the permeable and fluid nature of this important sphere of Tibetan literature. Through Tibetan biographies, hagiographies, and autobiographies, the class will consider questions about how life-writing overlaps with religious doctrine, philosophy, and history. For comparative purposes, we will read life writing from Western (and Japanese or Chinese) authors, for instance accounts of the lives of Christian saints, raising questions about the cultural relativity of what makes up a life's story.
Web Site Vergil
Department East Asian Languages and Cultures
Enrollment 17 students (20 max) as of 8:03AM Saturday, June 6, 2020
Subject East Asian: Religion
Number GU4310
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20201EARL4310W001

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