Confucianism is introduced in survey courses in Asian studies. Upper-level courses examine the tradition more closely by reading selections from the Confucian classics. Topics covered include:

  • Confucius and his thought
  • Confucius' followers and the Ru
  • the development of the Confucian classics
  • Confucianism as a state orthodoxy
  • Spread of Confucianism beyond China
  • Neo-Confucianism
  • women and Confucianism
  • the modern debate over the status of Confucianism


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