ASIAN 380 - Topics in Asian Studies
Section: 002 Principles of Self-Cultivation in Chinese Cultures
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credits:
3
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

What is the self? What is the relationship of the individual to the broader world? How should we conduct ourselves? What techniques are available for refining or perfecting the self? These are questions which have occupied philosophers and religious professionals for millennia. In this course we will examine these issues through the work of some of China’s greatest scholars and adepts, representing a diverse range of traditions—Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist. In addition to becoming conversant with different theories of the self, we will also focus on specific psycho-physical techniques (meditation, alchemy, ritual) designed to integrate the individual self within broader social, spiritual, and cosmic networks.

Everyone is welcome. No prior knowledge of the material is required.

Assignments will include brief presentations, reading responses, a mid-term paper (4-5 pages) and a final paper (8-10 pages).

ASIAN 380 - Topics in Asian Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
30391
Open
24
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
002 (LEC)
P
45189
Open
12
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
003 (LEC)
P
45748
Open
11
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Students who choose to take ASIAN 380, section 003 will be automatically enrolled in section 004-- the Lab component for this course
004 (LAB)
 
46118
Open
11
 
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F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 9781935413004
The essentials of Buddhist meditation : the essentials for practicing calming-and-insight & Dhy?na meditation ; the classic Samath?-vipasyan? meditation manual by the great Tiantai meditation master & exegete, Author: Srama?a Zhiyi (Chih-i) ; translated by Bhikshu Dharmamitra., Publisher: Kalavinka Press 2009
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