GEN2014 - History of Traditional Chinese Thought

學分: 3
時間: 45小時
先修單元: GEN1000 Perspectives on General Education
This module examines the historical origins and development of major Chinese schools of philosophical thought such as Confucianism, Taoism, Legalism, Yin Yang and Buddhism in traditional China. Special attention is given to the contributions of leading Chinese thinkers, their works and theories in shaping the country’s historical development. This module also adopts a comparative perspective to help students understand the main themes and issues of the traditional Chinese thoughts.
Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

  1. comprehend traditional Chinese thought, especially Classical Confucianism, Taoism, and Legalism in ancient China;

  2. explore the diversity and to gain a better understanding of these value systems;

  3. critically analyse similar issues of the West by comparison;

  4. demonstrate a broad understanding of the history of major philosophical thoughts, values, and human endeavors of the world as a whole.