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This sequence of four courses will propose a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of Chinese cultural history conceived of as a succession of modes of rationality (philosophical, bureaucratic, and economic). The focus will be on the moments of paradigm shift from one mode of rationality to another. For each of these moments, cultural facts and artifacts—thought, literature, ritual—will be examined in relationship to changing social, political, and economic systems. The first two courses will cover the periods of the Warring States (481-256 BCE) and the Period of Division (220-589 CE), with a brief excursion into the Han (206 BCE-220 CE). The Warring States laid the social and cultural foundations for the emergence of the imperial mode of rationality; the Period of Division saw the Buddhist “conquest” of China and the emergence of a rationality defined by the opposition of the Three Teachings to shamanism, that is, of a clear contrast between elite and popular culture. The third and fourth courses will focus on the emergence of modern China in the Song-Yuan (960-1368) and of today’s China 1850 to the present. We will see how the modern attack on religion, redefined as "superstition", led not only to religious reform movements but also to a society in which science and the nation became the primary value systems promoted by the state. The courses are listed below: A Critical Cultural History of China - Early China I: Intellectual Change in the Warring States and Han (481 BCE-220 CE) A Critical Cultural History of China - Early China II: Religious Transformation in the Period of Division (220-589 CE) (To be launched in late 2018) A Critical Cultural History of China - Modern China I: Religion and Thought in the Song, Jin, and Yuan (960-1368) (To be launched in late 2018) A Critical Cultural History of China - Modern China II: Structuring Values (1850-2015) (To be launched in late 2018)...
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MODULE 00: A Critical Cultural History of China - Introduction

This module introduces the key concepts that will be used throughout the course and the basic outlines of Chinese cultural history, starting with the Warring States (481-256 BCE). ...
Reading
3 vidéos (Total 48 min), 3 lectures, 3 quiz
Video3 vidéos
M00.2 Paradigm Shift15 min
M00.3 A Four-Part Course16 min
Reading3 lectures
Course Overview10 min
Course Editorial Conventions5 min
Suggested Textbooks5 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
M00.1 Definitions6 min
M00.2 Paradigm Shift4 min
M00.3 A Four-Part Course4 min

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3 heures pour terminer

MODULE 01: Attack on Shamanism

This module explains why the intellectual elite attacked traditional religious practices like divination and shamanism....
Reading
6 vidéos (Total 108 min), 4 lectures, 6 quiz
Video6 vidéos
M01.1.2 Background 213 min
M01.2.1 Functions of the wu18 min
M01.2.2 The Early Chinese Pantheon31 min
M01.2.3 Arguments Against Shamans: The Role of Intellectuals19 min
M01.2.4 The Parallel Attack on Diviners12 min
Reading4 lectures
Readings for M01.1.210 min
Readings for M01.2.210 min
Readings for M01.2.310 min
Readings for M01.2.410 min
Quiz6 exercices pour s'entraîner
M01.1.1 Background 14 min
M01.1.2 Background 24 min
M01.2.1 Functions of the wu6 min
M01.2.2 The Early Chinese Pantheon12 min
M01.2.3 Arguments Against Shamans: The Role of Intellectuals6 min
M01.2.4 The Parallel Attack on Diviners4 min

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2 heures pour terminer

MODULE 02: The Emergence of Self-Cultivation Practice

This module presents two forms of self-cultivation—Confucian and Daoist—that emerged during the Warring States. ...
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 77 min), 5 quiz
Video5 vidéos
M02.2 Ethics and Cosmology13 min
M02.3.1 The Dao12 min
M02.3.2 The heart23 min
M02.3.3 Qi, or vital energy, and the Real Person11 min
Quiz5 exercices pour s'entraîner
M02.1Confucian Self-Cultivation6 min
M02.2 Ethics and Cosmology4 min
M02.3.1 The Dao8 min
M02.3.2 The heart6 min
M02.3.3 Qi, or vital energy, and the Real Person4 min

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MODULE 03: The Philosophical Preparation of Political Unity

We are going to learn about the meaning of “transcendence” as seen in the sacrifice to Heaven of the “Son of Heaven” (the king and later the emperor) and in the new cosmology of the Dao (Way) and Qi (vital energy)....
Reading
6 vidéos (Total 87 min), 1 lecture, 6 quiz
Video6 vidéos
M03.1.2 The Dao11 min
M03.1.3 Transcendence14 min
M03.2 The Center13 min
M03.3 Confucianism: Ritual and History12 min
M03.4 Early Chinese Dualities21 min
Reading1 lecture
Readings for Module 310 min
Quiz6 exercices pour s'entraîner
M03.1.1 The Zhou Sacrifice to Heaven4 min
M03.1.2 The Dao2 min
M03.1.3 Transcendence4 min
M03.2 The Center4 min
M03.3 Confucianism: Ritual and History4 min
M03.4 Early Chinese Dualities8 min
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par FIJul 6th 2018

A challenging but rewarding class. Good instructor. I'd like the instructor to show a outline at the beginning of each module.

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Prof. John Lagerwey

Research Professor
Centre for China Studies

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