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.

All students will meet in small groups once a week with the teacher outside of the regular classes.

Corequisites: Language Series

Prerequisites: at least 3 terms college level Chinese
Credits: 4
M/Th 1:40-3:30
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency: Once a year
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