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Fall 2017-2018
EAS 415 / HIS 415 (EM)   na, npdf

Intellectual History of China to the Fifth Century

Willard J. Peterson

Critical consideration of a selection of monumental contributions to early Chinese thought, and the uses to which they were put by later Chinese thinkers. Readings will be from English translations such as: [Analects],[ Lao-tzu], [Chuang-tzu], [Mencius],[ I-ching] and secondary works. All assignments are available on reserve.

Sample reading list:
Confucius, Analects
Lao-tzu, Tao-te ching
Fingarette, Secular as Sacred
Graham, Disputers of the Way
Chuang Tzu, Inner Chapters
Mencius

Reading/Writing assignments:
Three short papers, 5-6 pages; one final paper, 15-20 pages. Weekly reading assignment: 100-200 pages.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 33%
Papers - 34%
Class/Precept Participation - 33%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
A prior course in EAS is desirable but not required..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22949 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Jones Hall   203   Enrolled:6 Limit:16