An intermediate to advanced reading class in Tibetan religious literature. The topic in Spring 2014 is Tibetan historiography. We will read several outstanding works that recount the past, including histories of the world, of Buddhism, of specific traditions, and of specific monasteries and places. Each present disparate notions of the past and its status vis-a-vis the present, how knowledge should be constituted and organized, how various discursive and poetic forms can effect that presentation, what kinds of things are most important to recount, and what is thereby accomplished. Prerequisite: At least one full year of training in classical Tibetan language is required.
Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Tibetan 219r
Tue Thu 10am-11:30am
Course location to be announced.
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