Pre-Qin Daoism and Mohism

Fudan University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Pre-Qin Daoism and Mohism

  • Host University

    Fudan University

  • Location

    Shanghai, China

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Philosophy, Religion

  • Language Level

    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course aims at giving a general account of Chinese traditional thoughts and helping students to understand Chinese tradition. It offers an introduction to the Pre-Qin Daoism and Mohism. They have had tremendous and lasting impacts on the formation of the Chinese mind and will continue to shape the Chinese outlook on life in the future. The most part of this course will concentrate on pre-Qin Daoist school. Representative thinkers (namely, Laozi and Zhuangzi) from the Daoist School will be selected and introduced. Original texts and secondary researches will be provided and discussed. Basically this course will be focusing on philosophical analysis based on textual interpretations. That is to say, it will be textual focused and issues centered. The comparative approach and class discussions are highly encouraged in this class. English is the official language.

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