BC307 - Buddhist Culture in East Asia

This course will survey the rich and varied culture of Buddhist traditions in China, Korea and Japan. Students will learn of the different types of Buddhist art in China such as Pure Land narrative art, Chan portraits of masters, Chan-influenced secular art, ritual art, Japanese Zen paintings, Shingon and Tendai esoteric Buddhist ritual-art, Chinese pagodas, Japanese Zen architecture, Korean Son and other Buddhist art and architecture traditions.