Universität Wien FIND

010070 VU Confucianism (2018S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie
Continuous assessment of course work

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Language: Englisch

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Schriftlicher Prüfungstermin: 26.06.2018 09:45-11:15 Seminarraum 5

Tuesday 13.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 20.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 10.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 17.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 24.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 08.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 15.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 05.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 12.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG
Tuesday 19.06. 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 on the historical development and, specifically, the main doctrinal tenets of Confucianism from its beginnings to present times. Special emphasis is given to the classical teachings of Confucius, Mencius and Xunzi, and the Neo-Confucian renaissance. Regional manifestations outwith China (i.e Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and the global diaspora) will also be examined.
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 three items: class participation (20%); a review essay (30%); a 90-minutes written examination (50%).

Examination topics

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

The recommended readings will be made available to students.

Association in the course directory

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