Asian Thought

Course Calendar

 
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Monday, January 11 
Introduction and Overview 
Philosophy East and West 
 
Wednesday, January 13 
Introduction to Buddhism   
The Life and Teaching of Gautama Buddha 
Rahula, pp. XV - 15, 91 - 94 
 
Friday, January 15 
Introduction to Buddhism 
Discussion 
 
Monday, January 18   
Martin Luther King Day 
No Class 
 
Wednesday, January 20 
The First Noble Truth: The Noble Truth of suffering 
Rahula, pp. 16 - 28; 95 - 97
Friday, January 22 
The Second Noble Truth:  The Noble Truth of the Cause of Suffering 
Rahula, pp. 29 - 34
Monday, January 25 
The Second Noble Truth:  The Noble Truth of the Cause of Suffering 
Bhikku Bodhi, pp. 2 - 14
Wednesday, January 27 
The Third Noble Truth: The Noble Truth of the Cessation of Suffering 
Rahula, pp. 35 - 44; 97 - 99
Friday, January 29 
Discussion of Nirvana or Enlightenment
Monday, February 1 
The Fourth Noble Truth: 
The Eightfold Path: Right View 
Rahula, pp. 45 - 50; 119 - 136 
Bhikku Bodhi, pp. 15 - 
Wednesday, February 3 
The Fourth Noble Truth: 
The Eightfold Path:  Right Intention (Thought)  
Bhikku Bodhi, pp.  - 38
Friday, February 5 
The Eightfold Path (continued): Right Speech, Right Action, and Right Livelihood   
Bhikku Bodhi, pp. 39 - 53
Monday, February 8 
The Fourth Noble Truth: 
The Eightfold Path: 
Right Effort and Right 
Mindfulness 
Bhikku Bodhi, pp. 54 - 78 
Rahula, pp. 109 - 119
Wednesday,  February 10Right Concentration 
Rahula, Chapter Seven 
Bhikku Boddi, pp. 79 -100, 
Rahula, pp. 136 - 138
Friday, February 12 
Final Discussion of Buddhism
Monday, February 15 
Test on Buddhism 
  
 
Wednesday, February 17 
Introduction to 
Confucianism 
The Life and Writings of 
Confucius 
Chan, pp.  3 - 18
Friday, February 19 
The Doctrine of the Mean 
Chan, pp. pp. 95 - 114
Monday,  February 22 
The Doctrine of the Mean (continued)   
Chan, pp. 95 - 114;  
 
Wednesday, February 24 
The Great Learning 
Chan,  pp. 84 - 94 
Friday, February 26 
The Analects of Confucius 
Chan, pp. 18 - 48
Monday, March 1 
Spring Break
Wednesday, March 3 
Spring Break
Friday, March  5 
Spring Break
Monday, March 8   
The Analects of Confucius (continued)   
Chan, pp. 18 - 48
Wednesday, March 10 
The Analects of Confucius (concluded) 
Chan, pp. 18 - 48 
 
Friday, March 12 
Discussion of Confucius
Monday, March 15   
The Writings of Mencius   
Chan, pp. 49 - 83
Wednesday, March 17   
Some Neo-Confucians:  Chu-Hsi  
Chan, pp. 588 - 653 (Selections)
Friday, March 19 
Some Neo-Confucians:  Wang Yang Ming   
Chan, pp. 659 - 691 (Selections)
Monday, March 22 
Final Discussion of Confucianism 
 
Wednesday, March 24 
Test on Confucianism 
 
Friday, March 26 
Introduction to Taoism  
Chan, pp. 136 - 138 
Reflection Paper Due
Monday, March 29 
The Book of the Tao 
Chapters 1 - 21 
Chan, pp. 139 - 151 
 
Wednesday, March 31 
The Book of the Tao 
Chapters 1 - 21Chan, pp. 139 - 151 
Reflection Paper Due
Friday, April 2 
Easter Vacation
Monday, April 5 
Easter Vacation  
 
Wednesday, April 7   
The Book of the Tao   
Chapters 22 - 41   
Chan, pp. 151 - 160
Friday, April 9 
The Book of the Tao   
Chapters 22 - 41   
Chan, pp. 151 - 160
Monday, April 12 
Wednesday, March 31 
The Book of the Tao 
Chapters 22 - 41 
Chan, pp. 151 - 160
Wednesday, April 14 
The Book of the Tao 
Chapters 42 - 62 
Chan, pp. 160 -  
 
Friday, April 16 
The Book of the TaoChapters 63 - 81 
Chan, pp.   - 176
Monday, April 19   
The Sayings and Stories of the Taoist Chuang-Tzu   
Chan, pp. 177 - 202
Wednesday, April 21   
Chuang-Tzu (continued)   
Chan, pp. 202 - 210
Friday, April 23 
Mahayana Buddhism and Zen Buddhism   
Introduction to Zen Buddhism 
Monday, April 26 
Zen Buddhism (continued) 
Handout
Wednesday, April 28 
Zen Buddhism Concluded 
Chan, pp. 425 - 449 
Handout
Friday, April 30 
Exam Period Begins
 

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