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ajameson@arizona.edu
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(520) 621-1689
Office
Learning Services Building 209
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Zoom meetings by appointment through email. Please offer days/times that work with your schedule so I can set up the meeting.
Jameson, Alison C
Assistant Professor of Practice

Alison Jameson is an Assistant Professor in the East Asian Studies and Religious Studies Departments.  Her areas of specialization include Song dynasty Neo-Confucianism and contemplative pedagogy.

She received her M.A. in Philosophy from Ohio University and her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.  

Courses taught include History of East Asian Buddhism I and II, Zen Buddhism, Special Topics in East Asian Studies and Life After Death in World Religions.

Currently Teaching

EAS 160A1 – The Worlds of Buddhism

An introduction to Buddhism as both a global religion and an array of cultural traditions, with emphasis on its various forms and development in South, Southeast, and East Asian cultures & history.

EAS 222 – Introduction to Zen Buddhism

This course is designed to introduce students to the history,teachings,and practice of Zen Buddhism in China,Japan, Korea and the United States. The course will discuss Zen from a variety of perspectives but will center around the question of the meaning of history. Zen is a tradition of Buddhism that claims to have inherited and to pass on, in an unbroken historical transmission from patriarch to patriarch, the living experience of the Buddha's enlightenment. The course will discuss how Zen's conception of its history is related to its identity as a special tradition within Buddhism, as well as its basic teachings on the primacy of enlightenment, the role of practice, the nature of the mind, and the limitations of language.

This course is designed to introduce students to the history,teachings,and practice of Zen Buddhism in China,Japan, Korea and the United States. The course will discuss Zen from a variety of perspectives but will center around the question of the meaning of history. Zen is a tradition of Buddhism that claims to have inherited and to pass on, in an unbroken historical transmission from patriarch to patriarch, the living experience of the Buddha's enlightenment. The course will discuss how Zen's conception of its history is related to its identity as a special tradition within Buddhism, as well as its basic teachings on the primacy of enlightenment, the role of practice, the nature of the mind, and the limitations of language.