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WCF.M3.L22 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Choose where to focus for a total of about 3 hours of reading.



Objectives: To be able to...
  • Examine the early history of these Asian civilizations.
  • Evaluate the influence of major forms of cultural and religious integration between East, Central, and South Asian states during this period.
  • Explain the role of religion in these civilizations and understand some of the dynamics of religious change.
  • Express the importance of literature and fine arts in some of these Asian civilizations.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 81-82Lesson 22 Introduction

  • General
  • McNeill: A World History
  • 221-224China, India and Europe AD 600-1000

  • Korea

  • Japan
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Module Three Reader
  • 41-44 The Manyoshu: Early Japanese Poetry Enjoy early Japanese literature!

  • Shikibu: “Speaking of Women”
  • 58-72New England Review (Fall 2001) 22,4 Wilson Select Plus (search for title and journal)

  • Alphabet Makers
  •  Japanese Writing
    http://www.jaars.com/museum/alphabet/
    galleries/japanese.htm

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 269-272Japan

  • Tibet
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Module Three Reader
  • 45-68Tsering: Tibetan Buddhism

  • Moh: “A Short History of Tibet”
  •  The first 6 sections and part of the 7th section (”The First Period”)
    http://cc.purdue.edu/~wtv/tibet/
    history.html#iif01

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 190-192Review: Buddhist Mission to the Far East

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 488-494Japan
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes


Assignments (continued)


General (cont.)


Tibet (cont.)


Childs: “Methods, Meanings and Representations in the Study of past Tibetan Societies

1-11 Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies (October 2005) 1

http://www.thdl.org/collections/journal/jiats/index.php?doc=childs01.xml


China


Boorstin: The Creators

419-426 The Painted World Note the thinking, spirit, and methods behind Chinese (versus Western) painting.


Library of Congress Country Studies

Japan: the Kofun and Asuka Period; the Nara and Heian Period

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/jptoc.html#jp0016


Winter, ed.: WCF Module 3 Study Guide and Lesson Overviews

82-85 Lesson 22 Review



Language

Greek Lessons

Greek 22





Reflection Questions
  • List major types of interaction between peoples of the kingdoms of India, Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan during the timeframe AD 400–1200, indicating the major directional flow of cultural influence. Would you say that China or India played a similar role to that of Rome in Europe?


  • Discuss the integration of religion into other aspects of the culture of one or more of these regions during this time period: Korea, Japan, Tibet. Explain the impact of the integration in relationship to the acceptance of new religious teachings.


  • Demonstrate your understanding of the dynamics of religious change during this period by explaining the role of religion in these civilizations.


  • After comparing the literary and artistic forms presented in today's readings, pick one form and discuss ways in which you might use this media to present Christian teachings.


Notes