Universität Wien FIND

140122 VO Reevaluating the significance of Mahayana sutra literature in Buddhist studies (2017S)

with a focus on their methodologies

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Sprache: Englisch

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Mittwoch 01.03. 13:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Mittwoch 15.03. 13:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Mittwoch 22.03. 13:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Mittwoch 29.03. 13:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Mittwoch 05.04. 13:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Mittwoch 26.04. 13:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Mittwoch 03.05. 13:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Mittwoch 10.05. 13:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Mittwoch 17.05. 13:30 - 16:00 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25

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Summary:
In order to gain an overview of the history of Buddhism concerned with Mahāyāna sūtra literature in ancient India, this class will take up several topics with the aim of clarifying the principal characteristics of this literature, such as “similarity and dissimilarity with sūtras preserved in the four nikāyas/ āgamas in terms of style, narrative, terminology and ideology,” “characteristics as literary texts in contrast to orally-organized materials in their origins,” “revision and reuse of preceding works in the process of compilation,” “irreconcilable disagreements on social and institutional situations reconstructed on the basis of archaeological researches,” “problems in the hypotheses of the origin(s) of the Mahāyāna,” “distinct qualities in respect to religious scripture in comparison with Christian and Islamic texts,” and so forth.
In this series of lectures, a primary focus is to be placed on the following two aspects: first, the analysis of methodologies used in the relevant studies with the aim of examining their features in the wider context of the humanities studies, which has recently been exposed to an urgent need of reconsideration due to two major events: namely, the appearance of “the linguistic turn” in the science of history and the emergence of “digital humanities” in the transformation of the media. Second, the introduction of the rich products of Buddhist studies in Japan in comparison with those of the West, which will show that Buddhist studies is in itself a history of the humanities on a global scale.

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Literatur

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Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

BA13, EC-1/3, MATB4

Letzte Änderung: Do 05.09.2019 12:52