Jul 21, 2024  
Graduate Record 2020-2021 
Graduate Record 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

CHTR 5125 - Winning the Argument: Disputation and Persuasion in Early China

A survey of early Chinese [800 BCE - 200 CE] writings about the role of argumentation during this turbulent period of Chinese history. Part one will investigate how philosophical disputation was considered & practiced by key Chinese philosophers (e.g. Confucius, Laozi, Mozi). Part two will appraise the evolving role of political persuasion during this era. The emphasis will be on close reading and analyses of representative texts.

Credits: 3