HIST 416: Chinese Intellectual History

Prof. Ned Davis
M 1:30 – 4:00 pm
Fall 2018 | CRN: 89272 | Section 001


History 416 is an upper-division course that will examine selected topics in the history of the political and religious culture of China during the early and middle empires (Han through Song dynasties.) Topics will touch on all three major Chinese traditions: Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism. Class will be conducted as a discussion focusing on common weekly readings. Books, to be purchased online, will be announced at the first meeting; other readings will be provided by the professor. A final paper, approximately 15 pages in length, on a topic of the student’s choosing (in consultation with the professor,) will also be required.