• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies

This is an introductory survey course on Chinese philosophy. It covers the period from early Confucian and Daoist thought through to Chinese philosophy in the modern China, with a focus on the classical period. The course looks at the representative schools, their main thinkers and writings, and the ideas they developed. An understanding of the foundations of Chinese thought helps us to make explicit and self-conscious some of the radically different assumptions of our own intellectual traditions. It also provides background knowledge crucial to an informed understanding of many developments in modern and contemporary China.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

• Acquire Understand key concepts in Asian Studies and Chinese Intellectual History

• Acquire a different cultural perspective from which to view oneself, one’s culture and one’s society

• Integrate theoretical knowledge with empirical examples

• Learn to engage with the ideas and perspectives of other learners

• Learn to think critically

• Learn analytic skills for developing and defending an argument

• Develop skills in synthesising and contextualizing new information

• Develop skills to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources, both Western and Asian

• Develop an ability to work in cooperative groups on key issues in Asian Studies and communicate findings to other course members

Indicative Assessment

1 research essay (4000 words; 40%);

2 tutorial papers (1000 words each 30%);

tutorial participation (10%);

workshop participation (10%);

2 tutorial handouts (10%)

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Workload

32 contact hours per semester

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 36 units of any courses.

Prescribed Texts

An anthology (or 'brick') of readings compiled by the course lecturer. Supplementary materials will be handed out in class and students are provided with a bibliography

Majors

Minors

Fees

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3375 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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