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The History of the Buddhism in Thailand

Vak 2017-2018

Remarks

This course, which is financed by the Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies Fonds, will be offered in the Spring semester of 2018 and is open to all interested in the field of Buddhist Studies. Students who want to get credits for the course, should register for the course as for regular courses and will have to write the paper. Others do not have to register and can just attend the lectures. For more information, please contact prof. dr. J.A. Silk.
Classes are on Wednesdays from 19:00 to 21:00. Classes start on February 7.

Admission requirements

None

Description

This course introduces the history of the Buddhism in the central realm of the Indochinese peninsula, Thailand, with some attention given to the surrounding regions in a historical framework.

The following themes will be discussed in the course:

  • The Advent of the Buddhism in the central part of the Indochinese penisula
  • The Buddhism in "Mon" kingdoms and Khmer dynasty
  • The immigration of "Tai" people and their religion
  • The Theravāda Buddhism and “Tai” kingdoms: Sukhothai, Lanna and Ayutthaya
  • The Theravāda Buddhism under the Cakri dynasty
  • The Buddhism under the state control

Course objectives

The goals of this course are to
1. obtain basic knowledge about the history of the Buddhism in Thailand
2. understand the characteristics of the Buddhism in Thailand

Timetable

Timetable

Mode of instruction

Lecture

Course Load

For students who take the course for credit:
Total course load: 140 hours
Class meetings: 2 × 14 = 28 hrs
Weekly assignments: 1 × 12 = 12 hrs
Readings: 7 × 12 = 72 hrs
final paper: 18 hours

Assessment method

Assessment

Final paper at end of the term;

Weighing

The paper weights 100%;

Resit

A revised version of the final essay may be written if the overall mark for the course is “5.49” or lower. The deadline for this version will be determined in consultation.
In order to pass the course, students must obtain an overall mark of 5.50 (=6) or higher.

Exam review

Students who want to, can make an individual appointment with the professor to review their paper.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for:

  • Papers/articles

Reading list

TBA

Registration

This course, which is financed by the Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies Fonds, will be offered in the Spring semester of 2018 and is open to all interested in the field of Buddhist Studies without any costs. Students who want to get credits for the course, should register for the course through uSis. General information about uSis is available in [English])http://hum.leiden.edu/students/study-administration/usis-english.html) and Dutch

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Registration Studeren à la carte. Note that registration for Studeren à la carte is not necessary for this course if you do not want to receive a certificate.
Registration (Contractonderwijs](http://www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderwijs/contractonderwijs/).

Contact

Prof. J.A. Silk

Remarks

This course, which is financed by the Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies Fonds, will be offered in the Spring semester of 2018 and is open to all interested in the field of Buddhist Studies. Students who want to get credits for the course, should register for the course as for regular courses and will have to write the paper. Others do not have to register and can just attend the lectures. For more information, please contact prof. dr. J.A. Silk.