Japanese Religion: Medieval

Selective survey of the history of religions in Japan from the 11th century through the 16th. Topics covered may include the medieval worldview; apocalyptic thought and related practices; Pure Land Buddhism; Zen; and proselytization and religious competition in medieval Japan. 

Graduate-level requirements include oral presentations and longer, more in-depth papers.

Course Rubric: 

JPN 486/586

Category: 

Japanese