Universität Wien FIND

150082 VO+UE VU Introduction to Confucianism in East Asia (2011W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Achtung BLOCK:

2.12.2011: 9:00-16:00
3.12.2011: 10:00-13:00
9.1.2012: 9:00-13:00
10.1.2012: 9:00-13:00

Mo, 16.01.2012, 16:00-18:00 im Seminarraum 2 der Japanologie

ACHTUNG: Beschränkte Teilnehmerzahl, max. 25!


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 02.12. 09:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 1 Unicampus Hof 1
Saturday 03.12. 10:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 09.01. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 29 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 10.01. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 5 Hof 3


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 dominant role in many parts of East Asia for more than two thousand years. The focus of this course will be on the history and the main doctrinal facets of Confucianism in China, Korea and Japan from its beginnings to modern times.

Assessment and permitted materials

Course Assessment:
Active Participation (20%)
Book Review (30%)
Exam (50%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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 Confucianism as well as its revitalized form (Neo-Confucianism).

Examination topics

Reading list

General Reading:

Berthrong, John H. 1998. Transformations of the Confucian Way. Boulder: Westview Press
Yao, Xinzhong. 2000. An Introduction to Confucianism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Huang, Siu-chi. 1999. Essentials of Neo-Confucianism. Eight Major Philosophers of the Song and Ming Periods. Westport/London: Greenwood Press

Association in the course directory

WM4c, 1000, KMA M2, JMA M9

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