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This course will explore the classical traditions of China especially as they relate to the modern religious traditions of Confucianism and Daoism. Tracing the historical development of Chinese thought, we will examine the central tenets, arguments, figures, and texts of the classical schools of Yinyangjia (Yin-Yang Cosmology), Rujia (Confucianism), Daojia (Daoism), Mojia (Mohism), Fajia (Legalism), and Mingjia (School of Names). Special attention will be given to a reading of major primary texts like the Lunyu (Analects of Confucius), the Daodejing, the Mencius, the Zhuangzi, the Mozi, the Xunzi, and the Hanfeizi.