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WEEK 2: July 13th-17th

Daily Schedule

9:00-12:00
Morning Session
12:00-1:00
Lunch Break
1:00-4:00
Afternoon Session
4:30-9:00
Web Page Consultations (some days)
6:30-9:00
Evening Sessions


All Sessions in Rooms 404 of the Hogan Campus Center, unless otherwise noted

MONDAY, July 13th

Morning Program

Expert Presentation: Prof. Michael Witzel, Harvard University

Ancient Kashmir and Nepal: History of the Himalayan Culture Centers up to 1200 CE

Required Readings:                   

  • Lewis and Riccardi, The Himalayas: A Syllabus…, 49-92
  • Excerpts from the Rajatarangini of Kalhana and the Gopalarajavamshavali
  • Theodore Riccardi Jr., "Buddhism in Ancient and Early Medieval Nepal"

 

Afternoon Program

 

 

Expert Presentation: Prof van der Kuijp

Ancient Tibet: Cultural and Political History up to 1100 CE; Bön                       

Required Reading:               

  • Matthew Kapstein, The Tibetans, 27-83

PowerPoint Slides

TUESDAY, July 14th

Morning Program

Expert Presentation: Profs. Lewis

Buddhist Literature: Story Narratives[a]

Mahayana Buddhism and its Himalayan Traditions[b]

            

Required Readings:

  • Todd Lewis and Subarna Man Tuladhar, trans. Sugata Saurabha: An Epic          Poem   from Nepal on the Life of the Buddha by Chittadhar Hridaya.
  • Readings from the Jatakas, in Translations from Nepal and Tibet
    [b] Lewis and Riccardi, The Himalayas: A Syllabus…, 44-46.
  • Mark Blum, “Mahayana Buddhism” Buddhism: The Illustrated Guide221-235.      
  • Gregory Schopen, “Mahayana” The Encyclopedia of Buddhism, 492-499.

Further Readings:

  • David Snellgrove, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism (Boston: Shambhala, 1987), Pts I/2.

PowerPoint Slides

Afternoon Program

Expert Presentation: Prof. van der Kuijp

Medieval Tibet: History up to 1600 CE; Bön Tradition

Required Reading:                       

  • Matthew Kapstein, The Tibetans, 84-139
  • Leonard van der Kuijp, "The Dalai Lamas and the Origins of the Incarnate Lamas"

Further Reading:

  •   David Snellgrove and H. Richardson, A Cultural History of Tibet (Boulder: Prajna, 1980), 1-110.

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WEDNESDAY, July 15th

Morning Program

Expert Presentation: Prof. van der Kuijp

The History of Tibet through the Early Modern Period    

Required Readings:                                

  • Melvyn Goldstein, The Snow Lion and the Dragon___. et al. The Struggle for Modern Tibet: The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering, Matthew Kapstein, The Tibetans, 155-174; 269-300                       

Further Readings:

  • Melvyn Goldstein, A History of Modern Tibet, 1913-1951: The Demise of the Lamaist State. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989.

Afternoon Program

Expert Presentation: Prof. Lewis

State Formation in the Himalayas; Colonialism

Required Readings:

  • Lewis and Riccardi, The Himalayas: A Syllabus…, 109-116; 159-209

Further Readings:

  • John Whelpton, A History of Nepal. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

6:30-10:30PM Program: Film/Disussion with Prof. Mat Schmalz, Holy Cross.

  • Indian Feature Film: "Lagaan"


  • THURSDAY, July 16th

    Morning Program

    Expert Presentation: Prof. Jinah Kim, Harvard University .

    Buddhist Art; Art of Gandhara and Afghanistan

    Required Readings:                                

    • Kurt A. Behrendt, The Art of Gandhara in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2007

    Afternoon Program

    Expert Presentation: Prof. Lewis and Prof. Van der Kuijp

    2-4 PM: Worcester Art Museum


    FRIDAY, July 17th

    Morning Program

    Expert Presentation: Prof. Kurtis Schaeffer, University of Virginia

    Tibetan Buddhist Literatures

    Required Readings:

    • Matthew Kapstein, The Tibetans,

    Afternoon Program

    Expert Presentation: Prof. Dina Bangdel, Virginia Commonwealth University

    Art and Architecture of the Himalayan Region: Kashmir; Kulu; Nepal; Tibet


    Required Readings:
                           

    • Robert E. Fisher, The Art of Tibet (London: Thames and Hudson, 1997).

    Further Readings:

  • David and Janice Jackson, Tibetan Thangka Painting: Methods and Materials. 2nd              ed. (Ithaca: Snow Lion Press, 1988).
  • Marylin M. Rhie and Robert Thurman, Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet (New York: Harry Abrams, 1996).
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  • Mary Slusser, Nepal Mandala (Princeton University Press, 1982)
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  • Robert Beer, Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols (Boston: Shambhala, 1999).
  • Week 3 Syllabus