HIS 350L • Early China-W
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
This course will examine the earliest extant Chinese texts in their cultural context. Readings will include selections from divinatory texts, early histories, poetry, mathematical, astronomical, and medical treatises, and early philosophical texts, including Daoism, Confucianism, Mohism, and Legalism. This course is a substantial writing component course. For more information see Prof. Hart's web site URL: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~rhart/ Contains a substantial writing component and fulfills part of the basic education requirement in writing. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Seminar in history: discussion, reading, and research in a small class.
All readings will be available through electronic reserves: http://reserves.lib.utexas.edu (this electronic reserves page is password-protected; please email me if you need the password). Also, please bookmark this syllabus -- I may make adjustments in the readings as the semester progresses. These readings will include selections from the following primary texts: CLASSIC OF CHANGES CLASSIC OF DOCUMENTS CLASSIC OF POETRY CLASSIC OF RITES SPRING AND AUTUMN ANNALS NINE CHAPTERS OF THE MATHEMATICAL ARTS INNER CANON OF THE YELLOW EMPEROR ANALECTS MENCIUS CLASSIC OF THE WAY AND POWER ZHUANGZI MOZI XUNZI