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This sequence of four courses will propose a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of Chinese cultural history conceived of as a succession of modes of rationality (philosophical, bureaucratic, and economic). The focus will be on the moments of paradigm shift from one mode of rationality to another. For each of these moments, cultural facts and artifacts—thought, literature, ritual—will be examined in relationship to changing social, political, and economic systems. The first two courses will cover the periods of the Warring States (481-256 BCE) and the Period of Division (220-589 CE), with a brief excursion into the Han (206 BCE-220 CE). The Warring States laid the social and cultural foundations for the emergence of the imperial mode of rationality; the Period of Division saw the Buddhist “conquest” of China and the emergence of a rationality defined by the opposition of the Three Teachings to shamanism, that is, of a clear contrast between elite and popular culture. The third and fourth courses will focus on the emergence of modern China in the Song-Yuan (960-1368) and of today’s China 1850 to the present. We will see how the modern attack on religion, redefined as "superstition", led not only to religious reform movements but also to a society in which science and the nation became the primary value systems promoted by the state. The courses are listed below: A Critical Cultural History of China - Early China I: Intellectual Change in the Warring States and Han (481 BCE-220 CE) A Critical Cultural History of China - Early China II: Religious Transformation in the Period of Division (220-589 CE) A Critical Cultural History of China - Modern China I: Religion and Thought in the Song, Jin, and Yuan (960-1368) A Critical Cultural History of China - Modern China II: Structuring Values (1850-2015)...

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30 de nov de 2018

Fascinating course on an era of intellectual change .Those Ancient elite literati knew a thing or two about how to use propaganda and ritual.


5 de jul de 2018

A challenging but rewarding class. Good instructor. I'd like the instructor to show a outline at the beginning of each module.

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por Lim K B J

16 de jun de 2020

Good presentation on the intellectual thinking, thank you !

por Xu K

25 de jan de 2021

A little bit disorganized.

por Desiree A

5 de fev de 2021

Interesting lectures but no reading material is offered. Sometimes the chronology is confusing because the professor jumps around across centuries and themes. A clear timeline, maps and reading material would improve this course.

por Lee K L

26 de abr de 2019

Not much on the intellectual part but mostly on religion.

por Helen L

27 de ago de 2021

T​here's some good information here, however, this professor doesn't convey information very clearly, and the quizzes sometimes don't match up with the material. I also noticed that he switches into Mandarin randomly, often with no clear purpose (ie. he'll say the word for "sincerity" in Mandarin and then translate it, but doesn't serve to clarify concepts). It's quite distracting, and it made it more difficult to focus.