Chinese Philosophy Tradition and Wisdom (Oriental Humanities for STEM Specialists)

Class Hours: 21

Teaching purpose requirements

This course is a general course for college students and professionals of various majors in science, technology, mathematics and engineering. This course is required to enable students to have a preliminary understanding of the essence of ancient Chinese philosophy tradition and wisdom, understand the basic historical development clues of Chinese philosophy, focus on reading and analyzing selected ancient philosophical works, and broaden the knowledge background and theoretical horizons of college students , To train students to learn and study the correct attitude and style of study of ancient Chinese philosophy, to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of the profound philosophical foundation of Chinese culture, and to enhance their thinking ability and spiritual realm of “transforming knowledge into wisdom”.

Week ModulesMain Content
Module 1The relationship between knowledge, theory, practice and wisdom; the relationship between philosophy and the history of philosophy; the relationship between philosophy and science; the relationship between philosophy and social life.
Module 2The beginning of Chinese philosophy and the contention of a hundred schools of thought; the basic stages and historical clues of the development of ancient Chinese philosophy.
Module 3Laozi; Zhuangzi; Taoist thought and tradition; Confucius; Mencius; Ren and etiquette; Confucian thought and tradition; Mohist school;
Module 4 Wei Jin metaphysics; Wei Jin demeanor; Wei Jin celebrities.
Module 5The spread, interaction and blending of different cultures from the spread and development of Buddhism in China; Buddhism sects in the Sui and Tang Dynasties; Xuanzang; the development process of Zen Buddhism;
Module 6 The development stage, important figures and ideological characteristics of Song and Ming Confucianism; Er Cheng; Zhu Xi; Wang Yangming.
Module 7The analysis and understanding of the “great changes” in Chinese history after the Opium War; the Chinese philosophical tradition and wisdom in the perspective of modernization and globalization.

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