2007 HPA234 Zen and Tao: East Asian Philosophy

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA334

OFFERINGS
Not Offered

DESCRIPTION

This unit will discuss the doctrines and concepts central to two different, but related traditions: Zen Buddhism and Taoism. It will examine the historical rise and development of these traditions through a critical study of the classics of Bodhidharma, Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu and Dogen. The unit also explores the philosophical and the intellectual roots and phases of Zen - from India to China to Japan - and Taoism - from the early Taoists and the recluses to Lao Tzu and on to Chuang Tzu and the Neo-Taoists - and their relations to other traditions such as Indian Mahayana Buddhism and Confucianism, as well as to each other.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: Tutorial presentation with 500-word essay (10%), 2000-word essay (40%) and 3-hr exam (50%)

TEACHING PATTERN: Semester 2
2-hr lecture per week and 1-hr tutorial fortnightly over 13-weeks

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Video conferencing - L
A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
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REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 100% Level 100 units from any Faculty or 25% 100 Level units from Arts or Social Science

STAFF: Dr Sonam Thakchoe

FEES
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