Buddhism and Modernity in Asian Societies

In this module we give you the opportunity to develop a solid knowledge base and understanding of a range of important issues, key concepts, contemporary debates, and approaches regarding Buddhist and modernity in Asian countries. As well as an understanding of different historical, social, political, and economic factors that have impacted on the development of Buddhism in respective societies. In addition, you will have the chance to gain an understanding of the intersection between secular power and religious authority. We will also present an analytical and interpretive framework within which to situate issues of modernity in Buddhist countries.