Course Memo

This course focuses on reading Buddhist texts (in modern-Japanese translation) and Japanese Buddhist Studies scholarship. Students will pick up Buddhist vocabulary through the readings, though the teacher’s primary focus will be on developing the students' ability to analyze sentences, understand Japanese grammar, and use resources such that they can read Japanese Buddhist texts on their own. During this semester we will begin to look at Japanese-language Buddhist dictionaries and encyclopedias. We will meet weekly for a three-hour Zoom session, and the teacher will work with students on an individual basis as is needed.. [Auditors with faculty permission]