ACLP

Introduction to Ancient Chinese Law and Philosophy

Syllabus and Reading

Timeline of Chinese History and Dynasties

Chronology

  1. Outline understanding of pre-Confucian institutions of China
  2. Shang – Zhou: transformation of ancient Chinese society
  3. Confucian vision of law, ethics and human conduct
  4. Continuations and variations of the Confucian system – Mo Zi
  5. Continuations and variations of the Confucian system – Meng Zi
  6. Warring States Synthesis – Xun Zi
  7. Legalist ideas of law, human nature and statecraft
  8. Creation of State orthodoxy in Han
  9. Compariative overview: other traditions
  10. The limits of law, language and human understanding

Lun Yu – Select sayings of Confucius
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