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WEEK 2: July 11th-15th

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
6:30-9:00
Evening Sessions


All Sessions in Rooms 402-3 of the Hogan Campus Center, unless otherwise noted

MONDAY, July 11th

Morning Program

Expert Presentation: Prof. Michael Witzel, Harvard University

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

Core Readings:                   

  • Lewis and Riccardi, The Himalayas: A Syllabus…, 49-9
  • Excerpts from the Nilamata Purana
  • Excerpts from the Rajatarangini of Kalhana
  • 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                       

Core Reading:               

  • Matthew Kapstein, The Tibetans, 27-83

PowerPoint Slides

TUESDAY, July 12th

Morning Program

Expert Presentation: Prof. van der Kuijp

Medieval Tibet: History up to 1600 CE; Bön Tradition

Core 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.

Afternoon Program

Expert Presentation: Profs. Lewis and van der Kuijp

Kashmir and Nepal up to the Modern Era; State Formation in the Himalayas, the Creation of the Gorkhali State, Sikkim, Bhutan                     

Required Readings:

  • Lewis and Riccardi, The Himalayas: A Syllabus…, 109-116; 159-209 
  • Zurick and Karan, Illustrates Atlas of the Himalayas

Further Readings:

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

PowerPoint Slides

WEDNESDAY, July 13th

Morning Program

Expert Presentation: Prof. Lewis

Buddhism and Hinduism in the Kathmandu Valley   

Core Reading:                

  • John Locke, "An Overview of Newar Buddhism:
  • Todd T. Lewis, Popular Buddhist Texts from Nepal: Narratives and Rituals of Newar Buddhism (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000)

Further Readings:

  • David N Gellner, Monk, Householder and Tantric Priest: Newar Buddhism and Its Hierarchy of Ritual. Cambridge University Press, 1992.

PowerPoint Slides

Afternoon Program

Expert Presentation: Prof. van der Kuijp

The History of Tibet through the Early Modern Period    

Core Readings:                                

  • Melvyn Goldstein, The Snow Lion and the Dragon (Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1997)                                       
  • Melvyn Goldstein, et al. The Struggle for Modern Tibet: The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering (Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 1997).                   
  • 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.)
  • Jose Cabezon, Tibetan Literature Studies in Genre. (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 1995)

 


THURSDAY, July 14th

Morning Program

Expert Presentation: Prof. Cristina Scherer-Schab, Lausanne Univ.

Mahayana Buddhism: What is it?

Core Readings:                                

  • Lewis and Riccardi, The Himalayas: A Syllabus..., 44-46
  • Mark Blum, “Mahayana Buddhism” from Kevin Trainor, ed. Buddhism: The
    Illustrated Guide. (NY: Oxford University Press, 2004).
  • Gregory Schopen, “Mahayana” in Robert Buswell, ed. The Encyclopedia of
    Buddhism. (NY: Macmillan, 2004), 492-499.

Afternoon Program

Expert Presentation: Prof. Bruce Owens, Wheaton College

Bunga Dyah: The Great Buddhist Deity and his Chariot Festival

Core Readings:

  • Bruce Owens, "Deity, Person, and Practice in the Kathmandu Valley," American Ethnologist, Vol. 27, 2000, pp. 702-735

Evening Program

Expert Instruction: Blanche Milligan

Workshop: "Curriculum and Resources for Teaching about the Silk Route"


FRIDAY, July 15th

Morning Program

Expert Presentation: Prof. Dina Bangdel, Virginia Commonwealth University

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

Core Readings:                      

  • Robert E. Fisher, The Art of Tibet (London: Thames and Hudson, 1997).
  • Janet Gyatso, "in the Sacred Realm: Image as Presence"

Further Readings:

  • David and Janice Jackson, Tibetan Thangka Painting: Methods and Materials. 2nd ed. (Ithaca: Snow Lion Press, 1988).
  • Mary Slusser, Nepal Mandala (Princeton University Press, 1982).
  • Robert Beer, Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols & Motifs (Boston: Shambhala, 1999)
  • Ben Muleunbeld, Buddhist Symbolism in Tibetan Thangkas. (Binkey Kok, 2001)

Afternoon Program

Expert Presentation: Prof. Edward O'Donnell, Holy Cross

Workshop on the Use of Visual Media in Teaching History

Core Readings:   

  • David Jaffee, "Thinking Visually as Historians: Incorporating Visual Methods" Journal of American History, 2006.
  • Debra Michlewitz, "Eloquent Images: Using Art to Teach American History," American Educator 25, 2001, 12-21.

Week 3 Syllabus