ASIAN 358 - The Art of War: Military Ethics in Ancient China
Fall 2018, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
At least one Asian studies course.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course will introduce students to an ancient Chinese military classic The Art of War. Aside from examining different interpretations of the text, it will also contextualize it against the background of historical developments and philosophical concerns of the classical period of China. A related aim is to bring ancient Chinese military theories to bear upon contemporary discussions on military ethics.

Course Requirements:

  • Active participation (10%)
  • Four short Response Papers (5% each, 20%total)
  • Two short quizzes (10% each, 20% total)
  • One mid-term exam (20%)
  • One group presentation (10%)
  • Final essay (5-6 pages) (20%)

Intended Audience:

Any student with an interest in ancient Chinese philosophy/culture, military history and military literature, and military ethics.

Class Format:

Two 90-minute meetings weekly


ASIAN 358 - The Art of War: Military Ethics in Ancient China
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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