Assistant Director of Graduate Studies: Phyllis Granoff
Related faculty in other Departments:
- Daniel Botsman (History)
- David Brick (South Asian Studies)
- Rohit De (History)
- Valerie Hansen (History)
- Edward Kamens (East Asian Languages and Culture)
- Peter Perdue (History)
- Julia Stephens (History)
- Mimi Yiengpruksawan (History of Art)
Description of the Program
The goal of the program is to train scholars and teachers of Asian religions with a primary competence in one tradition and geographical focus and a strong secondary competence in another Asian religion and geographical focus.
Students will do their thesis work in one area, while also taking courses in the second area. Thus a student doing thesis work on Chinese or Japanese Buddhism is expected to take courses on Indian and/or Tibetan religions, and a student concentrating on India will do some advanced course work on East Asian Buddhism. The intention is to allow students to have a broad acquaintance with developments in the study of Asian religions in general in addition to the more in-depth work required for research.