HDS 3542

Buddhism in Three Languages

Shenghai Li


This course is designed to help students develop their skills in reading Buddhist texts in Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Chinese. Parallel texts that exist in Sanskrit as well as in Tibetan and Chinese translations will be chosen. The course package will include selection from at least one Yogacara text, while other Buddhist text traditions will also be represented in the reading materials. Prerequisite: The minimum prerequisite for the course is reading knowledge of at least one of the three languages, although students who know more than one language will also profit from the study of translation equivalents and strategies.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as South Asian Studies 290

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0.50 credits
Spring 2015
Tues 1pm-4pm
FAS 1 Bow Street Room 317

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Buddhist Studies
  • South Asian Religious Traditions
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Buddhist Studies
  • East Asian Religions
  • South Asian Religions
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) Content language course