We will critically examine Chinese philosophical discourse from the late 19th century to the present, including liberalism, Marxism, and New Confucianism. Topics will include interaction with the West, human rights, the roles of traditions and traditional values, and the modern relevance of the ideal of sagehood.
We study the contemporary philosophical debate within Chinese societies today.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: ANY PHILOSOPHY COURSE
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS-Phil/Reli)(PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)(SISP-Phil Ethic)(SISP-Phil Mind)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Most readings will be primary texts, in translation, covering liberal, Marxist, and New Confucian voices.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three papers, take-home final, and regular short writing assignments.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Any student who has not taken PHIL205 (Classical Chinese Philosophy) will be required to attend a half-day Chinese Philosophy Bootcamp, to be scheduled at a mutually convenient time--probably on a weekend afternoon--early in the semester.
Some previous exposure to Kant and/or Marx will be very useful. Familiarity with modern Chinese history is helpful but not required.
|Instructor(s): Angle,Stephen Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: FISK404; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 8||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 3||SO: 2||FR: 0|
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