Seeking students to examine the ways in which religious texts and scholars circulated across Asia, assembling materials to be employed in a future graduate seminar on the history of translation in Asian religious traditions.
This project seeks to examine the ways in which religious texts and scholars circulated across Asia. The materials assembled by student assistants for this project will be employed in a future graduate seminar on the history of translation in Asian religious traditions. Examples could include studies of Chinese-language Islamic texts, the circulation of Buddhist monks among South, Southeast, and East Asia, the modern institutions tertiary educational institutions devoted to foreign languages, etc. Preference will be given to applicants who are able to read academic prose in an Asian language. Prof. Hakala will assist students in requesting sources through UB Libraries, securing funding to visit Asian Studies library collections, and preparing a presentation at a research conference or paper for publication in a journal. Students interested in this project will need to read some introductory works on popular culture in Asia and demonstrate proficiency with bibliography software (e.g., EndNote, Bookends, Zotero) before beginning this project.
The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration.
|Length of commitment||Variable|
|Start time||Fall, Spring, Summer|
|Level of collaboration||Variable|
|Benefits||Academic Credit, Volunteer|
|Who is eligible||Reading knowledge of one or more Asian languages; ability to carry out research independently|
If you are planning to use this project to satisfy program requirements for your academic major or minor, it is your responsibility to obtain approval from your academic department prior to beginning the project.
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.