HAA 83: Buddhist Monuments

This introductory lecture course examines architectural monuments of the Buddhist world, including sites in South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, Central Asia, China, Korea, and Japan. Roughly following the history and development of Buddhism in chronological sequence, the course explores pertinent topics in the study of Buddhist monuments, such as cosmology, pilgrimage, ritual, materiality, relics, meditation, world-making, and the relationship between Buddhism and local religions. Through Buddhist sites scattered throughout time and space, students will learn about the rich, diverse world of Buddhist practice and experience.
See also: Course, East Asia