Daoism is first introduced in survey courses on Asian Religions. Senior courses allow students to read the Laozi and the Zhuangzi. We look at:

  • the composition and authorship of the texts
  • Daoist critiques of other schools
  • Daoist terms and themes
  • Daoist critiques of language, civilisation, and artificial thought
  • the influence of Daoism on Chinese culture.


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