BH401 - History of Buddhist Thought in India

Info

Type: 
Regular Lecture
Period: 
December 24, 2012 – April 06, 2013)
Time: 
1.30p.m. - 4.30p.m.
Day(s): 
Monday
Classroom: 
Postgraduate Study Room

Course Description

A continuous historical survey of Buddhist thought in India, focusing on the factors that led to the emergence of a wide variety of schools and interpretative traditions within the fold of Buddhism. The course will concentrate on the schools of Abhidharma, the rise of the Sautrāntika as a critical response to the Abhidharma, the Mahāyāna sūtra literature, Madhyamaka, Yogācāra and Tantrayān.