FF:RLB392 Buddhismus v Mongolsku - Course Information

RLB392 Buddhismus v Mongolsku

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. PhDr. Luboš Bělka, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Špirk (assistant)
Mgr. Jana Valtrová, Ph.D.
Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Kateřina Sedlářová
Supplier department: Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Fri 5. 10. 14:00–15:40 VP, Fri 2. 11. 14:00–15:40 VP, Fri 30. 11. 14:00–15:40 VP
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(( RLA10 Buddhism I || RLKA10 Buddhism I ) && ( RLA11 Buddhism II || RLKA11 Buddhism II )) || ( RLA21 Buddhism || RLKA21 Buddhism ) || JAP149 Buddhism: Teaching&Practice
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 50 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/50, only registered: 0/50
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course offers basic information on the evolution of Buddhism in Mongolia from its rise in the context of the Tibetan Buddhism in Inner Asia, passing through a progressive institutionalization and formation of proper Mongolian Sangha. The course aims not only at the history of Buddhism in Mongolia, but also at the development of institutions and cultic life.
Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
  • describe the most important phenomena and trends of development of Buddhism in Mongolia from its beginnings up to 1912;
  • describe the most important phenomena and trends of development of Buddhism in Mongolia from 1912 to nowadays;
  • summarize and interpret (on a basic level) specific character of Mongolian Sangha development in context of history of Tibetan Buddhism in Inner Asia;
  • use the terminology of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and its historical and social scientific study;
  • distinguish the scientific approach to events and phenomena in the history of Buddhism in Mongolia from the unscientific (confessional, polemical...);
  • summarize sources analytically.
  • Syllabus
    • Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
    • Mongolia: Geography and History
    • History of Buddhism in Mongolia: Two Reception ofd the Religion
    • Religion and Politics: Socialist Period
    • Religion and Politics: Compartion between Dragon and Bear
    • Religion and Politics: Schizm after 1990
    • Important Mongolian Monasteries: Erdene Zu
    • Important Mongolian Monasteries: Tsetserleg
    • Important Mongolian Monasteries: Gandan and Choijin Lamyn Sum
    • Important Mongolian Monasteries: Amarbayasgalant
    • Mongolian Religious Art: Zanabazar (1635-1723)
    • Czechoslovakia and Buddhism in Mongolia: B. Šmeral, P. Poucha a L. Jisl
      required literature
    • SRBA, Ondřej and Michal SCHWARZ. Dějiny Mongolska (History of Mongolia). Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2015. 464 pp. Dějiny států. ISBN 978-80-7422-331-0. info
    • GROLLOVÁ, Ivana and Veronika ZIKMUNDOVÁ. Mongolové : pravnuci Čingischána. Vyd. 1. Praha: Triton, 2001. 231 s. ISBN 8072540793. info
      recommended literature
    • ATWOOD, Christopher Pratt. Encyclopedia of Mongolia and the Mongol empire. New York: Facts On File, 2004. x, 678. ISBN 0816046719. info
    Teaching methods
    Lectures; reading of literature; class discussion; study of multimedia presentations.
    Assessment methods
    Two written tests based on the required reading, lectures, and presentations (100 points each, the minimum of 60 points is required to pass the test). Test represents 100% of overal evaluation in the course.
    Language of instruction
    Further Comments
    Study Materials
    The course is taught once in two years.
    The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017.
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