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Oct 25th 2016

An introduction to early Chinese thought, exploring connections with Western philosophy, spirituality, mindfulness, modern science and everyday life. This course is designed to give students a thorough introduction to early (pre-221 BCE) Chinese thought, its contemporary implications, and the role of religion in human well-being. Important themes to be discussed include the ideal of wu-wei or “effortless action,” the paradox of how one can consciously try not to try, mindfulness techniques and self-cultivation, models of the self and society, rationality versus emotions, trust and human cooperation, and the structure and impact of different spiritual and political ideals.

Average: 8.5 (4 votes)
Sep 6th 2016

An introduction to early Chinese thought, exploring connections among Chinese thought and Western philosophy, modern science and everyday life.

Average: 8.2 (5 votes)
May 1st 2016

Part 4 takes us from the early imperial period to the late imperial period exploring new ideas and the role of the exam system and government with a focus on the Song dynasty. China (Part 4): Literati China: Examinations and Neo-Confucianism is the fourth of ten parts of ChinaX, that collectively span over 6,000 years of history. Each part consists of 4 to 8 weekly "modules," each with videos, readings, interactive engagements, assessments, and discussion forums. There are a total of 52 modules in ChinaX.

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