PLSC 300BFall 2017

Chinese Political Philosophy

Understand modern and future politics of China through its traditional political philosophy
Yang Hengda
Course Introduction
Yang Hengda

Yang Hengda

M.A. Renmin University of China
Interests
  • Chinese Philosophy
  • Political Philosophy

Chinese Political Philosophy

This course is accredited through Loyola University Chicago
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Course Description

The course is designed for the students to understand modern and future politics of China through its traditional political philosophy. Chinese traditional political philosophy can be focused on three spheres: Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. The course will teach the political philosophy of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism respectively and then illustrate their relationships based on the comparison between Chinese and West political philosophies. The course will concentrate on how to use different kinds of power to keep a harmonious society to realize the happiness as a whole.

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