This class has a twofold aim. [1.] It introduces the main authors, scriptures, commentaries, and exegetical works describing the practices and theories of systems of Tantric yoga.
This course introduces students to bioethics as an interdisciplinary field of study that looks into ethical, legal, and social implications of life sciences and health care.Continue reading “An Introduction to Bioethics”
This Book Reading and Discussion course explores various aspects of Japanese thoughts and culture by reading Japanese Classics in English translation and discussing them in English.Continue reading “Book Reading and Discussion on Japanese Thoughts and Culture: Japanese Traditional Drama, Two Plays by Chikamatsu Monzaemon”
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.
This course explores various aspects of contemporary Japanese philosophy (Post-World War II Japanese philosophy) by reading Japanese primary sources in English translation, and discussing them in English.
The focus of this interactive seminar lies on theoretical concepts and analytical techniques useful to study transcultural phenomena such as nation-branding from a perspective of cultural ordering and power relations.Continue reading “Decisions, Orderings, and the Nation: Japan at Play”
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).
This course is designed as a general introduction to the theory and practice of Indian aesthetics.Continue reading “Introduction to Indian Aesthetics”