Leadership in Chinese Philosophy
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|Course Dates||Weeks||Meeting Times||Status||Instructor(s)||CRN|
|July 29, 2013 - August 02, 2013||1||M-F 9A-11:50A||Open||Nicolas Bommarito||10527|
This course will provide an understanding of classic Chinese philosophers on leadership - What is the ideal leader like? This will be interesting to Pre-College students in that it will provide insight into classic thought in a major world culture and also practical perspectives on how to lead.
The focus of the course will be on classical Chinese works by Kongzi (Confucius), Mengzi (Mencius), Mozi, Laozi, and Zhuangzi. This provides an overview and context to understand the major debates in Chinese philosophy and also particular issues about the behavior of a good leader.
Students will become familiar with the issues and major figures of classical Chinese philosophy. They will be able to carry on an informed discussion about the views of each figure and develop a better understanding of what it is to be a good leader.
No previous knowledge of Chinese culture or philosophy are required. This is an introductory course.