EAS346H1: Self and Imagination in Premodern China

Hours: 
24L

This course explores the diverse ways in which subjectivity was conceived in premodern China (up to the 12th century) by way of various images thinkers invoked to make sense of it. Works studied include: Warring States philosophical treatises; Buddhist and religious Daoist texts on meditation and self-cultivation; literary theory and poetry; philosophical prose essays by literati; and paintings.

Prerequisite: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)