IMAP Department of Philosophy

(Credit 2)
Intended Year: 大学院の場合
Intended School:
Topics in Religious Practices and Beliefs II
Topics in Religious Practices and Beliefs II
Sub Title  Translating Buddhist Texts
Assistant Professor Caleb CARTER
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2019 SpringTerm
weekly Thu3
Ito B-106 Classroom
E科目 (English, 日本語)
Course Overview This course focuses on the translation (into English) of Japanese Buddhist and other religious texts mostly from the premodern period. Students will gain (1) working knowledge of key Japanese Buddhist terms, (2) an awareness of important Buddhist concepts, and (3) practice in the use of standard Buddhist reference materials to solve text and research-related issues. The first two weeks will be a hands-on introduction to relevant print and digital resources. Subsequent weeks will consist of in-class translations of textual materials. Students must thoroughly prepare the assigned text for each class. Class time will be devoted to reading the text and translating it out loud (with students taking turns).
Throughout the course, there will be vocabulary quizzes. At the end of the semester, students will submit a polished translation (with Introduction and bibliography) of one of the translated texts from the course.
Keywords : Japanese Buddhist texts, translation, Japanese religions, Buddhist studies
Prerequisites :
Required Ability : Advanced Japanese reading skills, preferably background in classical Japanese
授業形態(項目) 授業形態(内容)
Problem-Based Learning (問題発見・解決型学習)
Moodle の使用
Textbooks : N/A
Reference Books : Foster, Michael Dylan. The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore. UC Press, 2015.
Course Handouts :
Course Plan
Tentative Weekly Schedules Lecture Exercise, Field trip etc. Comments, suggestions for the course preparation, review, etc.
1 Print References
2 Digital References
3 Hasshū kōyō kōgi 八宗綱要講義 (Gyōnen 凝然,1240–1321)
4 Hasshū kōyō kōgi, cont.
5 Tannishō 歎異抄(Shinran 親鸞, 1173–1262)
6 Tannishō, cont.
7 Lotus Sūtra: "The Dragon Girl" (from chapter 12, “Devadatta”)
8 Togakushiji ryakki 戶隱寺略記. In the Asaba shō 阿娑縛抄. 1279. Compiled by Shōchō 承澄 (1205–1282).
9 Togakushisan daigongen engi 戶隱山代權現縁起. 1736? Jōin 乗因.
10 Togakushisan daigongen engi, cont.
11 En no Gyōja reigenki 役行者霊験記. 1721. Rentai 蓮体 (1663–1726)
12 En no Gyōja reigenki
13 Budda (1972–1983). Tezuka Osamu 手塚治 (1928–1989)
14 Budda, cont.
15 Self-guided study for final project

Suggestion for success (Specific) :
Study Consultation (Office Hours) : Consult professor for office visits.
Course Objectives
かなり優れている 優れている 及第である 一層の努力が必要
MP_B1-a [一次資料の読解]
MP_A-a [先行研究の理解]
MP_B2-a [総合把握力]
MP_B2-c [問題解決能力]
MP_C-a [積極性]
MP_A-c [研究史と方法論の説明]
GPA Evaluation
授業を通じて、総じて「かなり優れている」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、概ね「優れている」を超える活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「及第する」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、総じて「及第する」には達しないものの、それに近い活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「一層の努力が必要」の活動にとどまった。
Evaluation Method
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: 2019/10/9 (13:49)