East Asian Thought

Please choose one of the following questions, and write a response of 5-6 pages. We recommend you to write a paper with a well structured argument that is supported by course readings, lectures, and/or outside readings with proper citations.

• Explain the Confucian paradox.

• Explain five key concepts from Yao (2000).

• Explain the what and how of proper order.

Course Readings. (Editions do not matter.)

• Xinzhong Yao. 2000. An Introduction to Confucianism. Cambridge University Press.

• Wm. Theodore de Bary, and Irene Bloom. 1999. Sources of Chinese Tradition, Vol. I: From Earliest Times to 1600. Columbia University Press.

Last Updated on February 11, 2019