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010068 VO Confucianism (2019S)

Intercultural Philosophy

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie

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Language: English

Examination dates

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Erster Prüfungstermin: 25.06.2019 09.45-11.15 Uhr, Dienstzimmer Prof. Pokorny, Schenkenstraße 8-10, 1010 Wien

Weitere Prüfungstermine:
08.07.2019 11:15-12:15 Uhr
11.11.2019 11:45-12:45 Uhr
10.12.2019 11:30-12:30 Uhr
Ort: Dienstzimmer Prof. Pokorny, Schenkenstraße 8-10, 1010 Wien

Tuesday 19.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 26.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 02.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 09.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 30.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 07.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 14.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 21.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 28.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 04.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 18.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

“From humble beginnings within a small circle of people, Confucianism has grown to be closely associated with virtually every aspect of the countries that have practiced it, whether political, cultural, or societal.” (Taylor, Rodney L. 2004. Confucianism. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers: 3). Confucianism has played a key role in East Asian religious history for more than two thousand years. This introductory course focuses specifically on the main doctrinal tenets of Confucianism. Special emphasis is given to the classical teachings of Confucius, Mencius, and Xunzi, as well as the Neo-Confucian renaissance. Regional manifestations outwith China (i.e Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and the global diaspora) will also be discussed.
Students will become familiar with a) the crucial stages in the development and b) the major teachings of Confucianism in East Asia. They will be able to critically discuss the main features of classical Confucianism, Neo-Confucianism, and contemporary Confucianism.

Assessment and permitted materials

The mode of assessment is listed in the section below. The language of instruction and discussion is English. Students are expected to engage in class discussion.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The course assessment comprises of an oral exam (100%) at the end of the course.

Examination topics

Lecture contents

Reading list

Recommended introductory readings:
Berthrong, John H. 1998. Transformations of the Confucian Way. Boulder: Westview Press
Bol, Peter K. 2008. Neo-Confucianism in History. Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center
Chang, Wonsuk and Leah Kalmanson, ed. 2010. Confucianism in Context: Classic Philosophy and Contemporary Issues, East Asia and Beyond. Albany: State University of New York Press
Deuchler, Martina. 1992. The Confucian Transformation of Korea. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press
Gardner, Daniel K. 2014. Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press
Goldin, Paul R. 2011. Confucianism. Durham: Acumen
Hammond, Kenneth J. and Jeffry L. Richey, ed. 2015. The Sage Returns: Confucian Revival in Contemporary China. Albany: State University of New York Press
Huang, Siu-chi. 1999. Essentials of Neo-Confucianism: Eight Major Philosophers of the Song and Ming Periods. Westport and London: Greenwood Press
Ivanhoe, Philip J. 2000. Confucian Moral Self Cultivation. Second Edition. Indianapolis and Cambridge: Hackett Publishing Company
Keenan, Barry C. 2011. Neo-Confucian Self-Cultivation. Honolulu: Hawai’i University Press
Li, Chenyang. 2014. The Confucian Philosophy of Harmony. London and New York: Routledge
Littlejohn, Ronnie L. 2011. Confucianism: An Introduction. London and New York: I. B. Tauris
Makeham, John, ed. 2010. Dao Companion to Neo-Confucian Philosophy. Dordrecht: Springer
Paramore, Kiri. 2016. Japanese Confucianism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Rainey, Lee Dian. 2010. Confucius and Confucianism: The Essentials. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell
Swain, Tony. 2017. Confucianism in China: An Introduction. London: Bloomsbury
Taylor, Rodney L. 1990. The Religious Dimension of Confucianism. Albany: State University of New York Press
Yao, Xinzhong. 2000. An Introduction to Confucianism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Association in the course directory

066 800 M01
für 011 (15W) FTH 18 (Wahl), 066 796 (17W) MRP 06krp; auslaufende Studienpläne: LV für Wahlmodul für 011 (11W), (freies) Wahlfach für 020

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