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.
Intercultural Literacy, Writing
We study the contemporary philosophical debate within Chinese societies today. Extensive writing plus rewriting two papers.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [PHIL205 or EAST261] OR [PHIL259 or EAST262 or RELI206]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(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.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two papers, both with mandatory rewrites, plus take-home final, plus regular short writing assignments.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Familiarity with modern Chinese history is helpful but not required.
|Instructor(s): Angle,Stephen Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: ZLKA106; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 16||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 4||SO: 7||FR: 0|
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