After its origination in India, Buddhism has spread throughout Asia over the so called southern - Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos - and northern route - Central Asia, Tibet, Bhutan, China, Korea, Japan and Vietnam. Later Buddhism also spread to the western world - in particular Europe and America. In the different locations Buddhism mixed with different cultures and took different shapes. The courses is this section deal with the history and speciality of Buddhism in the various regions and countries. As such they aim to show how Buddhism was introduced to the different countries, how it intermingled with the particular culture and how Buddhism evolved throughout time.