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EACS 4A Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Military History Of China Before 1911, Mount Song, Batuo
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Chinese Martial Arts Chinese Military History o long traditions before Shang, 2000 BCE (Bronze age, bronze weapons) o China is run by military elites: wen (civil) and wu (military) as complem...

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EACS 4A
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EACS 4A Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Eison, Manjushri, Gautama Buddha
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Japanese Medicine medicine in pre-modern japan pharmaceutical/clinical practices associated with ritual technologies (Buddhism and Onmyodo inprimis) o target: deactivation of the crisis of the...

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EACS 4A Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Yasunari Kawabata, Yukio Mishima, Seppuku
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The Body the body ambivalent entity flexible paradigm which changes in relation to space and time body is a zero degree sign (aka neutral) Body and Death seppuku Body and Art Tattoo (Shi...

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EACS 4A Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Genpei War, Kamakura Period, Muromachi Period
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Samurai samurai saburau to serve Genpei War (1180-1185) Taira vs. Minamoto (2 clans of samurai who fought) Minamoto won Mimamoto no Yoritomo (1147-1199) Kamakura (founded by the winner of Ge...

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EACS 4A Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: East Asian Buddhism, Buddhist Cosmology, Hata Clan
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East Asian Buddhism 3 Countries ( India, China, Japan) : (roots, branches, flowers) Transmission/Tradition o latin verb tradere to pass something to someone o related verb tradir...

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EACS 4A Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Shang Dynasty, Oracle Bone, Homo Erectus
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Confucianism background o china first populated by hunter gathers homo erectus, aka the Peking Man (700,000 200,000 years ago) remains found in Beijing Peking ...

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EACS 4A Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Daoist Meditation, Buddhist Meditation, Erotic Literature
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Ideal Bodies Spiritual Cultivation and Health o in Judaism, Islam, Christianity, and classical Buddhism, the body is a hindrance to spiritual development its non-eternal, corruptib...

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EACS 4A Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: White Horse Temple, Four Noble Truths, Shakya
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Buddhism in China Indian Origins o Siddharta Gautama (629-543 BCE) born in Kapilavastu (present day Nepal) known as the Sakyamuni sage of the sakya clan; aka enl...

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EACS 21 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Hakuin Ekaku, Rinzai School, Glossary Of Buddhism
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Hakuin Ekaku (1686-1768) Life & Career Zen Master Hakuin - Born in 1686 to a commoner family near Mt. Fuji (different from Dogen) - Lived in countryside - ...

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EACS 21 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Taoism, Lotus Sutra, Walden Pond
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North Americans Turn East - American authors & poets Emerson & Thoreau found Transcendentalism - Influenced by Asian religion & philosophy - Bhagavadgita in particular - Emerson states, the buddhi...

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EACS 21 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Tao Te Ching, Qigong, Huayan
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Chinese Background: Buddhism Spreads to China Silk Road - Travelers went overland from Northwest INdia - Through modern Pakistan & Afghanistan - Through Hindu Kush Mountains - Arrived in Kashgar ...

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EACS 21 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Rujing, Kennin-Ji, Impermanence
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Zen Buddhism: Rise of Japanese Buddhism Pre-Buddhist Religion - Religion in Japanese islands were not well-structured - Religion focused on nature & the cosmos - Japanese felt they were an integral ...

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EACS 21 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Four Noble Truths, Human Beings In Buddhism, Noble Eightfold Path
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Zen Buddhism Sakyamuni Buddha - Founder of Buddhism was a Nepalese prince Siddhartha Gautama born 2500 years ago - Wandered in forest/jungle practicing meditation + yoga - Profound religious expe...

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EACS 21 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Prunus, Kashyapa
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- Most paintings are done in monochrome ink in a free & easy manner appropriate to the general concept of sudden enlightenment - Spontaneous use of ink on paper or silk in Far Eastern art to produce sketchy images...

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EACS 21 Lecture 8: Huineng and Bodhidharma
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Beliefs: Taoists believe that there is no God, only an unknowable energy that drives nature. Buddhists believe that there is no God, but that everything is impermanent and subject to change so the idea of self is merely ...

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