Confucianism vs. Daoism (CHI4402.01)

Ginger Lin

The Twenty-four Stories of Filial Piety are well known Chinese stories that exemplify the devotion of children to their parents that is the chief virtue in Confucianism. The Daoist Tales of Zhuangzi, on the other hand, offer a much different set of values. These tales “translated” from classical Chinese into modern Mandarin at the student’s language level will serve as a starting point for an exploration into two complementary and competing schools of thought that have shaped the character and culture of the Chinese. Students will learn basic vocabulary and grammar through a four-skills approach while comparing and contrasting the basic concepts of these two important Chinese philosophies.

Prerequisites: At least 3 terms at the college level. For registration, contact the teacher via email.
Credits: 4
M 10:00am - 11:50am; Th 10:00am - 11:50am (a 3rd class meeting will be scheduled after registration)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Chinese, Monday and/or Thursday Mornings, 4000, Four Credit, Areas of Study, Languages, Ginger Lin, and tagged , , , .