RLG464H1: History and Historiography of Buddhism

Hours: 
24S

This course examines histories of Buddhism authored inside and outside Asia, considering how various models of historiography affect our knowledge of Buddhism and Buddhist cultures. Readings will include translations of indigenous Buddhist histories, recent histories of Buddhism that have shaped the field of Buddhist Studies, and theoretical studies of historiography.

Prerequisite: 

Permission of Instructor

Recommended Preparation: 

RLG206Y1/​RLG206H5

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)