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Course Guide to CHN 190: MIND AND BODY IN CHINA

This Course Guide is created for the freshmen seminar class: MIND AND BODY IN CHINA. It gathers library resources related to the subjects taught in this class and aims to help students with their research project and class papers.

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Course Descprition

This course is an exploration of the theoretical and practical aspects of the concept of Mind and Body in Chinese religious traditions.  We will examine the significance of Mind and Body in Confucianism, Daoism, and Mahayana Buddhism from historical, physiological, psychological, and religious perspectives and their impact on social experiences and popular cutlure.

This class will also have some hands-on experiences, such as the Daoist-rooted practice of Qigong and Tai-chi and the Buddhist-based practices of seated and moving meditation.  The class will also study acupuncture, traditional herbal medicine, and Daoist longevity.  The class will analyze contemporary responses to traditional representations of spiritual, sexual and social issues through close readings of various original texts, particularly from the Buddhist and Daoist traditions.

Confucius 孔子

Confucius Tang Dynasty.jpg
A portrait of Confucius by the Tang Dynasty artist Wu Daozi (680–740)
Born 28 September 551 BC
Zou, Lu state
Died 479 BC (aged 71–72)
Lu State

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