A survey of Confucianism in Chinese history beginning with various classical expressions of Confucian thought such as: Confucius' Analects, Mencius, and Xunzi. Focus on two influential Neo-Confucian thinkers: Zhu Xi and Wang Yangming. Consideration of the modern fate of Confucianism in Chinese society and culture. Important topics include: heaven, human nature and self-cultivation, conceptions of the sage, and Confucian political philosophy.
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.