Buddhist Art and Manuscript Cultures along the Silk Road

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Course Type: Lecture
Study Focus: KBR VMC
Term: Fall

Teacher: Tao PAN
Course Code: JK15005

This course is designed for the study foci “Knowledge, Belief and Religion” (KBR) and “Visual, Media and Material Cultures” (VMC) and consists of the following three parts:
I. Silk Road in and between Asia and Europe;
II. Buddhist Art as Cultural Entanglement;
III. Manuscript Cultures as Transformative Creativity.

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Franz Kafka and East Asian culture

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Course Type: Lecture
Study Focus: KBR
Term: Fall

Teacher: KAWASHIMA Takashi

Course Code: JK15002

The culture of East Asia enjoyed a great popularity in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century. Also the Prague author Franz Kafka (1883-1924), who wrote “The Great Wall of China” (1917) and other stories set in China, loved Chinese poetry and identified himself with great poets like Li Po (Li Bai) and Thu Fu (Du Fu).

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