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ASNS2613: Chinese Thought

2024 unit information

This unit offers students the opportunity to explore China's major traditions of philosophy and practice through English translations of key texts as well as authoritative secondary studies. The main foci of the unit include the following major areas: diversity and polemics in early Chinese thought, developments in Daoism, Buddhist thought and influence, and Neo-Confucian (Daoxue) thought.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Asian Studies

Code ASNS2613
Academic unit Asian Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level from Asian Studies or Chinese or Indonesian or Japanese or Korean Studies or Sanskrit or Philosophy
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. have a balanced and structured understanding of key developments in the history of Chinese philosophy.
  • LO2. identify, define and interpret a large number of theoretical positions which characterized the development of Chinese thought over the centuries.
  • LO3. approach key topics in an objective and coherent manner.
  • LO4. develop a capacity for critical thinking.
  • LO5. clearly express your ideas in correct English in both written and oral assessments.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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