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EALC 370: Advanced Topics in Buddhist Studies (HC/BMC)

East Asian Languages and Cultures 370: Advanced Topics in Buddhist Studies: Esoteric Buddhism in East Asia (Glassman) Spring 2022

Introduction

This guide for EALC 370: Esoteric Buddhism in East Asia is meant to help you with your final projects for the course. Please look at each of the tabs on the top of the page and take your time exploring the resources available in the library. 

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Shrine to a Tang dynasty (896 AD) stone statue of the Thousand-Armed Guanyin (千手觀音 Qianshou Guanyin) in Shengshui Temple (內江聖水寺 Neijiang Shengshui-si) in Neijiang, Sichuan, China From Wikimedia Commons.

Required books

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Getting Started - writing about art

For some of you, writing about art is a new experience. Consider looking at this short book listed below. In it, you will find a selection of questions to ask yourself when analyzing artwork. 

Browsing for Books

Let's say you find a book on Tripod  Connect from Bryn Mawr College      Icon     Icon  and you really think it is relevant to your interests or research project. One way to physically browse books on Haverford's campus is to head to Level 0 and find the book on the shelves. Academic libraries place all books with the same subject matter in the same area, so chances are high that you will find something relevant near the book you are looking for. 

But if you want to digitally browse, you can do that too. The Tripod record of the book in question includes a "Virtual Browse" section. This will provide you with a massive list of the books at all three schools and you can browse the shelves digitally.

Searching for E-books

If you are not on campus this term, you can still find materials relevant to your project--here is how to find online books (e-books).