ASIAN 483 - The Lives of the Buddha, from India to Manga
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Waitlist Capacity:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course surveys ways in which many generations of Buddhists have understood the founder of their religion: the Buddha (“the Awakened One”), who lived in the north of India about 2,500 years ago. Although the search for the “real,” historical Buddha will be one topic treated by this course, our interest will lie in the sheer range of different versions of the Buddha’s life story. Told and retold in poetry, prose, painting, sculpture, music, film, and manga, this story has transformed along with the times and the storyteller. This course will begin in India and Southeast Asia; we will next proceed into East Asia, with some detours along the way. Much of the course focuses on Japan, where the Buddha’s life underwent centuries of reimagining and rewriting. Previous study of Buddhism desired but not required.

Intended Audience:

Upper-level undergraduates, MA students.

Class Format:

Two ninety-minute meetings, weekly

ASIAN 483 - The Lives of the Buddha, from India to Manga
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

No Syllabi are on file for ASIAN 483. Click the button below to search for a different syllabus (UM login required)

Search for Syllabus
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Digital Innovation Greenhouse, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)