CAH3111 - History of Chinese Thought

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chinese and History
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2021/22

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The course is designed to give students a thorough introduction to the main streams of Chinese thought. It investigates a range of topics in Chinese thought such as ethics, politics, knowledge and ontology of the world. We shall see how the Great thinkers in China thought about these issues and encourage students to critically reflect on the ideas with a contemporary perspective. A comprehensive knowledge of Chinese thought provides the foundation for students to further their study of Chinese culture, language and literature, and helps students to reflect on their way of life and contemporary issues.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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