課程信息
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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中級

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完成時間大約為19 小時

建議:Six weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
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100% 在線課程

立即開始,按照自己的計劃學習。
Intermediate Level

中級

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完成時間大約為19 小時

建議:Six weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
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字幕:English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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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 videos (Total 48 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
M00.2 Paradigm Shift15m
M00.3 A Four-Part Course16m
Reading3 readings
Course Overview10m
Course Editorial Conventions5m
Suggested Textbooks5m
Quiz3 practice exercises
M00.1 Definitions6m
M00.2 Paradigm Shift4m
M00.3 A Four-Part Course4m

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3 hours to complete

MODULE 01: Attack on Shamanism

This module explains why the intellectual elite attacked traditional religious practices like divination and shamanism....
Reading
6 videos (Total 108 min), 4 readings, 6 quizzes
Video6 videos
M01.1.2 Background 213m
M01.2.1 Functions of the wu18m
M01.2.2 The Early Chinese Pantheon31m
M01.2.3 Arguments Against Shamans: The Role of Intellectuals19m
M01.2.4 The Parallel Attack on Diviners12m
Reading4 readings
Readings for M01.1.210m
Readings for M01.2.210m
Readings for M01.2.310m
Readings for M01.2.410m
Quiz6 practice exercises
M01.1.1 Background 14m
M01.1.2 Background 24m
M01.2.1 Functions of the wu6m
M01.2.2 The Early Chinese Pantheon12m
M01.2.3 Arguments Against Shamans: The Role of Intellectuals6m
M01.2.4 The Parallel Attack on Diviners4m

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2 hours to complete

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 videos (Total 77 min), 5 quizzes
Video5 videos
M02.2 Ethics and Cosmology13m
M02.3.1 The Dao12m
M02.3.2 The heart23m
M02.3.3 Qi, or vital energy, and the Real Person11m
Quiz5 practice exercises
M02.1Confucian Self-Cultivation6m
M02.2 Ethics and Cosmology4m
M02.3.1 The Dao8m
M02.3.2 The heart6m
M02.3.3 Qi, or vital energy, and the Real Person4m

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2 hours to complete

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 videos (Total 87 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
Video6 videos
M03.1.2 The Dao11m
M03.1.3 Transcendence14m
M03.2 The Center13m
M03.3 Confucianism: Ritual and History12m
M03.4 Early Chinese Dualities21m
Reading1 readings
Readings for Module 310m
Quiz6 practice exercises
M03.1.1 The Zhou Sacrifice to Heaven4m
M03.1.2 The Dao2m
M03.1.3 Transcendence4m
M03.2 The Center4m
M03.3 Confucianism: Ritual and History4m
M03.4 Early Chinese Dualities8m

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2 hours to complete

MODULE 04: Han Religion

This module is about local and imperial religion in the Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 BC)....
Reading
3 videos (Total 51 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
M04.2 Literati, Orthodoxy, and the First Canon20m
M04.3 State Religion in the Han8m
Reading2 readings
Readings for M04.110m
Readings for M04.210m
Quiz3 practice exercises
M04.1 Local and Dynastic Religion in the Han8m
M04.2 Literati, Orthodoxy, and the First Canon8m
M04.3 State Religion in the Han6m

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2 hours to complete

MODULE 05: Changing Theories of Illness

This module states how new theories of healing based on the cosmology of Dao and Qi, in the face of the political and social crisis of the second century CE, made way for a return of ideas of demon-caused illness. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 84 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
Video5 videos
M05.2 The Return of the Repressed10m
M05.3 Ancestors, Moralization, and the Spiritual Bureaucracy15m
M05.4 A New Synthesis11m
M05.5 The Answer: Exorcism24m
Reading2 readings
Readings for Module 510m
M05.510m
Quiz5 practice exercises
M05.1 Cosmology and Psychology in the New Medicine6m
M05.2 The Return of the Repressed6m
M05.3 Ancestors, Moralization, and the Spiritual Bureaucracy6m
M05.4 A New Synthesis4m
M05.5 The Answer: Exorcism8m

Instructor

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Prof. John Lagerwey

Research Professor

About The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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